Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi Adityanath government on alleged fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh

A bench issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition filed by NGO People's Union for Civil Liberty on alleged fake encounters in the state.

Press Trust of India July 02, 2018 12:53:00 IST
Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi Adityanath government on alleged fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea alleging that several fake encounters have taken place in the state in recent past.

Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi Adityanath government on alleged fake encounters in Uttar Pradesh

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A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the PIL filed by the NGO, People's Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL). Lawyer Sanjay Parikh, appearing for PUCL, alleged that as many as 500 encounters have been carried out in Uttar Pradesh recently, in which a total of 58 persons have been killed.

The bench did not accept the plea that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which had earlier issued a notice to the state government on the issue, be also made a party in the present proceeding.

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