CP shootout case: apex court confirms cop’s life sentence

The Supreme Court Monday dismissed the appeal by former Delhi assistant commissioner of police (ACP) S.S. Rathi and others, undergoing life imprisonment for the killing of two people in a shootout in the capital’s Connaught Place area in 1997.

Two people, Jagjit Singh and Pardeep Goel, were killed and another was injured in a shootout led by then Delhi ACP S.S. Rathi on March 31, 1997.

The matter was initially investigated by Delhi Police, but later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Rathi and his three other associates were awarded life imprisonment by the special CBI court.

Their sentencing and conviction was upheld by the Delhi High Court, against which they appealed before the apex court.

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