New Delhi: A plea has been moved by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) within the Supreme Court searching for course to arrange particular investigation crew, having officers who haven’t served in Uttar Pradesh, to probe into the encounter deaths of gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides.
The petitioners have additionally urged the apex court docket to represent a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court decide to investigate into the encounters which have been going down in Uttar Pradesh and likewise the prevalent felony-politician nexus within the state.
The petitioner cited the petition filed in May 2018, which took into account the over 1,000 encounters that had taken place, throughout January 2017 to March 2018, leading to demise of 49 individuals and accidents to 370. “During pendency of the petition before this court, the number of encounters increased to 2,000 and deaths to 66 as mentioned in the rejoinder affidavit on October 8, 2018. The number has increased to 5,178 encounters in which 103 persons have been killed and 1,859 have been injured in 2019,” stated the plea.
The petitioner stated it has taken up the difficulty pertaining to police encounters, amongst a number of different human rights points, because it defies the rule of legislation and administration of legislation implementing equipment in accordance with the Constitution.
“It is further submitted that police encounter/administrative liquidation is a serious crime – murder/culpable homicide and is an offence against the entire society. If such a crime is committed with the support of the state or where the state condones such an offence, it takes a very serious dimension, questioning the entire rule of law and governance in accordance with the Constitution”, stated the plea.
The petitioner contended that the UP authorities is flouting an earlier judgement of the Supreme Court, and indulging in huge encounters with impunity.