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Batla House encounter: Relief for L-18 Batla House caretaker

The court has given relief to Abdul Rehman, the caretaker of the L-18 building in the Batla House in Jamia Nagar where the alleged terrorists were holed up and encountered took place, and who was arrested on September 20, 2008 for offences of forgery and cheating under the IPC on a complaint lodged by the owner.

Report has surfaced that a city court let him off in a cheating case. Additional Sessions Judge R K Tripathi discharged Abdul Rehman, who was accused that he had forged his signatures to rent the flat to tenants alleged to be engaged in terror activities, reported PTI.

M S Khan, lawyer of Rehman, submitted that there was no evidence to show that he had forged the rent agreement.

According to the prosecution, Mohsin Nisar had lodged a complaint on September 20, 2008 alleging that he had given his flat to his steno Abdul Rehman asking him to let it out on rent, reported the agency.

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The Batla House encounter had taken place on September 19, 2008, in which two suspected terrorists were killed and two other suspects arrested. Moreover an encounter specialist was also killed.

Since then residents and some local activists have been demanding for a judicial probe but till now nothing happened. Then Delhi was ruled by a Congress government.

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