The film based on the Batla House encounter, which took place in Delhi after the 2008 bomb blasts, is the story of DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav. In the film, he recounts the incident and how he came to be honoured for his work. The movie also highlights the controversy pertaining to the case and the alleged fake case. Nikkhil Advani’s movie hits the theatres on August 15th.
The case is an extremely interesting one. The Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who is a senior police officer, leads an investigation into the Batla House encounter. He asks his second in command to remain in the house, while Inspector K.K. Verma leads a small team up the staircase without bulletproof vests. As he arrives, he finds a shooting in progress. The shootout results in the death of one alleged terrorist, while two other officers are injured.
In the film, Kumar attempts to track down the suspect who escaped the raid and piece together the events leading up to the confrontation. As the media continues to criticize the police, “Batla House” is surprisingly uncritical of such criticisms. The film’s flaws are evident in the director’s reluctance to question the ethical practices of Indian police.
Sanjeev Kumar Yadav was the officer who led the team that raided the Batla House encounter. The team busted an Indian Mujahideen terror group. Two members of Babbar Khalsa International were arrested as well. The incident has earned Yadav the highest number of President’s Medals of Gallantry in any police force. Along with his medals, 23 other police officers have been awarded Police Medals, and the next one will be conferred on Republic Day in 2022.
Batla House also includes scenes of real policemen showing sympathy for the victims. The film also shows scenes of rallies and protests against the Delhi police. While Batla House does not include any noteworthy cinematic language or grammar, it does give the viewers a good impression of how real people live. In fact, this film almost didn’t get released due to controversy – the Delhi High Court nearly stopped its release.
After the 2008 Batla House encounter, Ariz Khan was awarded death penalty by a Delhi court. While a court has the power to sentence someone to death, the Delhi Police argued that the case was one of the rarest cases ever recorded. Ariz Khan’s family was awarded Rs. 10 lakh from the money he received in the case.
Despite his controversial past, he served as Finance & Dir-Gen in the GOI, the Chief Minister of the Dausa Municipality, and the Chairman of the Stock Exchange. This position was coveted by many because it required him to have a broad understanding of the financial issues of the country. It was also the reason that he was rewarded with the position.