Assam : Gauhati HC Seeks Records Of Alleged “Fake Encounters”

 

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The Gauhati High Court (HC) on Monday directed the Advocate General of Assam to inform it about the alleged human rights violations in the state regarding ‘fake encounters’ by state Police since May last year.

According to TOI report, a division bench of Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Soumitra Saikia asserted the same, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a Delhi-based advocate Arif Md. Yeasin Jwadder. The court has fixed the next hearing on January 11.

Its worthy to note that recently, the advocate filed the plea at Gauhati HC, and sought an independent probe into the alleged “fake encounters”.

Through the PIL, the advocate has requested the High Court (HC) to direct Assam Police for submitting records of all the alleged encounters and register First Information Reports (FIRs) in such cases.

He also sought an “independent investigation” into the “encounters” by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), or a Special Investigation Team (SIT), or the police of another state under the supervision of the Gauhati High Court.

Jwadder also sought a judicial inquiry by a sitting Judge of the High Court into the alleged encounters. “The police officials involved in the fake encounters must be brought before the law,” – asserted the PIL.

This PIL further pleaded the High court to direct state government for providing monetary compensation to the victims’ families after due verification.

“Assam doesn’t have designated human rights courts in each district, as mandated by Section 30 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993” – claimed the advocate.