On 19 September 2008, Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma was killed by terrorists in the shootout at flat no 108, L-18, Batla House, New Delhi.
On getting a tip, a team headed by Mohan Chand Sharma of Delhi Police Special Cell reached the reported spot where they encountered four terrorists with rifles and AK-47. In the shootout between the police and terrorists, two terrorists were killed and two constables murdered by the terrorist who got convicted for life imprisonment in 2013.
Police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma murdered by a terrorist named Ariz Khan@ Junaid, who managed to escape from the said place.
He was caught by Delhi police in 2018, from Uttarakhand and Nepal border where he was living with the fake name Mohammad Salim and passport of Nepal.
Delhi Court on Monday awarded Capital punishment i.e., the death penalty to the accused Ariz Khan in the murder case of Mohan Chand Sharma. The court said after observing the case that this case falls under the category of cases that deserve punishment, awarded in the rarest of rarest cases i.e., of the death penalty.
The court also imposed a fine of 11 lakh on the accused out of which 10 lakh are directed to give to the family of the deceased inspector.
Additional Session Judge Sandeep Yadav said while pronouncing the order:
Convicted for his act against law accused forfeited his right to live. After balancing the facts and circumstances of the case the court is of the view that the accused deserve the maximum punishment in this case. The level of the crime and its magnitude made it the case rarest of the rare case.