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Fake Encounters in UP: SCI Notice to State Government on Petition by PUCL

July 2, 2018 | By

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on July 02 sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that several fake encounters have taken place in the state in recent past.

A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the PIL filed by the NGO, People’s Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL), notes a report in online edition of The Tribune (TT).

[File Photo] – Supreme Court of India.

Lawyer Sanjay Parikh, appearing for PUCL, alleged that as many as five hundred encounters have been carried out in Uttar Pradesh recently, in which a total of 58 persons have been killed.

The Bench did not accept the plea that India’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which had earlier issued notice to the state government on the issue, be also made a party in the present proceeding.

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