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Batla House Shootout Encounter Case: The Real Story Behind The John Abraham Starrer

John Abraham’s Batla House is an upcoming thriller film based on true events. Know all about Operation Batla House and why it is one of the most controversial operations in India history.

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Batla House Shootout Encounter Case: The Real Story Behind The John Abraham Starrer

The real story behind the film Batla House is based on the encounter of Batla House, Delhi in 2008. This incident took place after a week of the five serial blasts that had jolted the country on September 13, 2008, that hit the capital in which at least 30 people were killed and over 100 injured. The events occurred against Indian Mujahideen terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi on the morning of September 19, 2008. The team had received specific information that a suspected person wanted in the Bomb blasts in Delhi was hiding in Batla House area of Jamia Nagar.  Suspected terrorists, Atif Ameen, and Mohammad Sajid, were killed while two other suspects, Mohammad Saif and Zeeshan, were arrested, while one accused Ariz Khan managed to escape. During this event, Delhi Police Inspector and Encounter specialist Mohan Chand Sharma was martyred in the operation. The encounter led to several arrests of locals, leading to allegations and protests by political organizations and activists.

After the incident, a lot of accusations were hurled at Delhi Police by activists and politicians as they termed it as a fake encounter. Nation Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had conducted an enquiry subsequently in 2009. NHRC in its 30-page report had given clean chit to the Delhi Police. Mohan Chand Sharma who had led the operation was a highly decorated police officer and had won seven gallantry medals including the President of India's Medal in 2009. After he the Delhi Police was given a clean chit, Sharma was posthumously awarded India's highest peacetime military decoration the Ashoka Chakra on 26 January 2009.

The film has been directed by Nikkhil Advani, writer Ritesh Shah and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Sandeep Leyzell. The film is scheduled to release this Independence Day on August 15th, 2019 and will clash at the Box-office between Mission Mangal and Saaho.

Image source: Instagram/ @batlahousefilm
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