Batla house encounter case: Delhi HC issues notice on plea of police

The High Court of Delhi on Friday, 3 March, issued notice on the plea of Delhi police seeking to place on record the fact of the death of Shahzad Ahmed, who was convicted in the Batla House encounter case as his appeal was pending before the court.

A division bench consists of justices likes of Sidharth Mridul and Amit Sharma issued notice to the concerned party in the case and listed the matter for 10 March. The application which was moved by the prosecution reads that “Shahzad Ahmed died at AIIMS on January 28. Kindly take this fact on record and pass an appropriate order.”

Notably, Shahzad was hospitalized in the AIIMS hospital due to ill health. Earlier, on December 26, 2022, the Delhi High court directed the authorities to transfer Shahzad Ahmed from GTB hospital to Safdarjung hospital.

As it was revealed that his condition is deteriorating. He was reportedly on the ventilator continuously for two days. The vacation division bench comprising justices Vibhu Bakhru and Amit Sharma had directed the authorities to take steps to transfer the applicant from GTB hospital to Safdarjung hospital expeditiously.

The bench noted the submission of advocate Aman Naqvi that the applicant was admitted to the hospital 18 days back with a complaint of abdomen pain.

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