In its initial findings, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
has claimed that the encounter in which a 24-year-old MBA student
Ranbir Singh was killed by Dehradun police was a fake.
The CBI-SIT team reportedly visited the site and
recovered over 10 cartridges that were lying underground. This
clearly suggested that the bullets were fired from close range with
Ranbir was lying on the ground.
The visit took place on August 1, and the CBI-SIT
team recorded the statements of 14 people related to the case.
The CBI said the ground where Ranbir's body lay was
deeply penetrated by bullets of AK-47 riffles. The deep penetration
indicated that the body was riddled by bullets while lying on the
The CBI also found that the pistol, recovered from
Ranbir's possession was not fired.
Ranbir's body bore 12 bullet marks and 27 other
injures, suggesting that he might have been tortured before his
According to a post-mortem report, the 12 bullet
marks revealed that Ranbir was fired at close range.
Ranbir was riding a motorcycle with his two friends
when the police stopped him at a check post.
Police alleged that the three men got into an
altercation with a sub-inspector who had asked them to stop and then
fled into a nearby forest after snatching his service revolver.
ensuing encounter, Ranbir was gunned down while the other two
managed to escape.