NHRC finds 27 encounters by police as fake

The National Human Rights Commission registered 2956 cases in connection with police encounters in different parts of the country, since its inception on the 12th October, 1993 till the 31st April, 2010. These include, 1590 cases registered on the basis of intimation received from the public authorities about encounter by the police, and 1366 cases registered on complaints received from public alleging fake encounter by police. A NHRC release dated May 21st, 2010 revealed.

On consideration of various reports and material on record sought by the NHRC through its notices to the concerned public authorities and examination thereof, it was found that out of 1846 cases, 27 encounters by police were fake. 1819 cases were found to be of genuine encounter by police. Remaining 1110 cases of encounter/alleged fake encounter are at different stages of consideration in the Commission.

Depending on the facts and circumstances of all such cases, wherein the encounter was found to be fake, the Commission recommended that the state authorities take punitive action against the guilty officials and pay monetary relief to the next of the kin of the deceased.

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