New Delhi, Nov. 21 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has opposed the discharge plea of two policemen, R L. Mavani and Ajaypal Yadav, who are accused in the Sadiq Jamal Mehtar encounter case.

According to the Deccan Herald report, the plea was filed under Section 197 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Giving its reasons for opposing the plea, the central agency alleged that the cops had conspired, illegal confinement and killed the 19-year-old youth.

The CBI mentioned, "Had Sadiq been killed in a crossfire in self-defense, accused persons would have been entitled for sanction for prosecution u/s 197 of CrPC. However, in this case, as per the report of investigation, it was not killing in self-defense but in cold blood". ...