SC seeks UP reply on police ‘encounters’ | India News
Showing for petitioner Individuals’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), advocate Sanjay Parekh advised a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud that the NGO supposed to convey to the SC’s discover “incidents of large administrative liquidation going down in UP in blatant violation of rule of legislation, authorized and constitutional safety accessible to residents, together with proper to life”.
The CJI-led bench requested PUCL to offer a duplicate of the petition to UP’s further advocate basic Aishwarya Bhati and requested her to file the state’s response to the petiton inside two weeks. The SC posted the matter for additional listening to after three weeks.
PUCL, in its petition, mentioned: “Information accessible in public area reveal that over 1,100 encounters have taken place prior to now 12 months, whereby 49 individuals had been killed and 370 had been injured.” Parekh mentioned UP police was in gross violation of the SC-declared legislation as police had gone about finishing up ‘encounters’ with impunity. It quoted the CM as having mentioned on November 19 final 12 months that “everybody needs to be assured safety, however those that need to disturb peace of society and consider within the gun, needs to be given the reply within the language of the gun itself”.
Encounters self-defence in opposition to criminals, says UP Police ADG: “Proliferating gun tradition has given criminals the audacity to fireside at police. Encounters will not be part of state coverage, they’re an act of self-defence by policemen being fired upon by criminals,” Anand Kumar, further director-general (legislation and order) mentioned.