Supreme Court trouble for Yogi Adityanath government over fake encounters

Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply in the fake encounters case within two weeks.
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CM Yogi Adityanath, File Photo

New Delhi, July 2: Already in the dock over some alleged fake encounters,Yogi Adityanath government finds itself in more trouble with the Supreme Court asking the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply in the fake encounters case within two weeks.

The apex court has sought Yogi Adityanath government’s reply on a number of encounters carried out by the Uttar Pradesh police ever since he came to power in 2017, said reports.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued 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.

Earlier on allegations of fake encounters against the Uttar Pradesh police, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)  issued notices to the UP chief secretary and the police chief.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had observed that the police personnel were misusing their power and gunning down alleged criminals in a bid to curb crime and even reportedly “using their privileges to settle scores”.

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