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Former SCI judge Markandey Katju favours criminal prosecution of cops involved in Fake encounters

December 11, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: Former Supreme Court of India judge Justice (Retd.) Markandey Katju yesterday said favoured registration of criminal cases against police officers who were involved in fake encounters, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings in Punjab during 1980s-90s movement.

Justice (retd.) Katju was in Chandigarh to participate in a seminar organised by the Sikhs for Human Rights, Lawyers for Human Rights, Punjab Human Rights Organisation and Sikh Youth of Punjab to mark the World Human Rights Day.

Justice Markandey Katju addressing a conference at Chandigarh on World Human Rights Day

Justice Markandey Katju addressing a conference at Chandigarh on World Human Rights Day

Justice Katju’s reactions came in the wake of recent revelations by former police cat turned cop Gurmeet Pinky.

Justice Katju cited one of his own judgments during his tenure as judge of Supreme Court of India (SCI) wherein he suggested that police officers involved in fake encounters should be given capital punishment.

“All police officers, who had killed youths in fake encounters in Punjab should be booked according to law,” said Katju while talking to a journalists.



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