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Fake Encounters: High Court refused to entertain PIL seeking CBI probe

July 9, 2013 | By

Chandigarh (July 09, 2013): It is learnt that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation filed in the ‘fake encounters case’ by a Jalandhar resident.

Surjit Singh SI who admitted 83 killings in fake encounters in Punjab

Surjit Singh SI who admitted 83 killings in fake encounters in Punjab

Petitioner Shashi Sharma had moved to the High Court seeking arrest of Punjab cop Surjit Singh SI, who recently admitted before media that he was part of many fake encounters carried by the Punjab police during 1990s. Surjit Singh had admitted that he eliminated 83 people in fake encounters at the directions of his superior police officer.

It is notable that on July 08, 2013 the Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the plea of Surjit Singh, in which he had sought security while claiming that his life was under danger and his superiors could get him eliminated. It must be recalled that while dismissing Surjit Singh SI’s petition the High Court had suffered complete failure to take notice of list of fake encounters placed before it.

On July 09, 2013 the High Court reportedly stated that it was not ready to entertain a PIL based on a news report. The High Court reportedly said that no ground work had been done before filing a PIL.

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