FIRs, probe compulsory in all cases of police encounters: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that FIRs must be registered in all cases of police encounters.

hidden September 24, 2014 11:00:30 IST
FIRs, probe compulsory in all cases of police encounters: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that FIRs must be registered in all cases of police encounters.

FIRs probe compulsory in all cases of police encounters SC

Supreme Court ruled that FIRs must be filed in all cases of police encounters. Reuters

Moreover, calling for an independent and impartial probe, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that in police shooting cases, the investigation into the incident will be undertaken either by the state CID or the police station other than the one involved in it.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said the report of the probe will be sent to the magistrate and to the state Human Rights Commission or the National Human Rights Commission as the case may be.

The inquiry into the "encounter", the court said in its judgment on Tuesday, will be conducted by an officer who is senior to those involved in it.

The court also said that information about the alleged accused or his whereabouts by the informant will be recorded in writing or in electronic form.

(With inputs from IANS)

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