A plea has been filed in SC seeking issuance of specific directions in custodial killing/ encounter of accused Rakesh Pandey yesterday and for the registration of FIR under Sections 302, 201, 120-B, 193 of the Indian Penal Code against the police officials involved in custodial killing/alleged encounter.
The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) has made clear its special task. Encounter killings. This has been happening for a while, though it has gained notoriety and profile in the recent past, with the killing of another gangster, Vikas Dubey.
The Supreme Court said today (July 14) that it was thinking of forming a committee as was done in the case of the Hyderabad encounter case last year, to probe the alleged encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey and his five associates by Uttar Pradesh Police.
Okay, nobody believes that gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an ‘encounter’ with Uttar Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF), when the vehicle he was being carted in suddenly turned turtle near Kanpur and Dubey jumped out and started to escape.
The petition was filed by advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay, seeking an investigation into the alleged ‘encounter’ killing of four accused who, along with co-accused Dubey, were alleged to be involved in the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur on July 2.
The National Human Rights Commission taking suo motu cognizance has issued notice to the Government of Uttar Pradesh through its Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police over reported killing of a journalist by the alleged sand Mafia in Unnao.