The killing of gangster Rakesh Pandey once again turns the spotlight on the police taking the law into its own hands during encounters, ignoring the guidelines laid down by the apex court for investigating such cases.
The Supreme Court today rejected a plea that questioned the appointment of retired Supreme Court judge, Justice B.S. Chauhan, as head of the 3-member commission constituted to probe into the encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey.
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 numerous questions raised after the killing of Gangster Vikas Dubey has led to another commission being appointed to probe the encounter. Considering the history of the UP police and the fate of other commissions, will this one also see a quiet burial?