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Two cops held guilty of killing 3 students in fake encounter

PTI 05 Jun 2014, 16:37:30 IST
Patna: Two policemen have been pronounced guilty of murdering three students in a fake encounter 12 years ago by a local court today.

Six others were found guilty of attempt to murder in the case by Fast Track Court-I judge Ravi Shankar Sinha.  The two held guilty are the then station house officer of Shastri Nagar police station Shamse Alam and constable Arun Kumar Singh.

The court will pronounce quantum of sentence to the eight accused on June 12.

The three students - Vikash Ranjan, Prashant Singh and Himanshu Shekhar were killed in a fake encounter case at a market near Ashiyana Nagar locality under Shastri Nagar police station area here on December 28, 2002.

The six found guilty of attempt to murder were shopkeepers of Sammelan Market who had brutally beaten up the three students following a scuffle between them and a telephone booth operator over paying a STD bill.