426 cases of 'fake encounters' registered in last 3 years
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi: A total of 426 cases of alleged fake encounters by police, defence and central armed police forces were registered by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during 2009-12.
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said till April 17, 2012, no such case has been registered and during the last two years, in none of the cases, any recommendation for disciplinary action or prosecution of the public servants has been made by NHRC.
"Against 426 cases of alleged fake encounters, 84 cases have been solved and the remaining 342 are unsolved," he said in the Lok Sabha. Singh said for expediting the unsolved cases, concerted efforts are made by NHRC for obtaining the inquest reports, post-mortem report, magisterial inquiry report etc from the state governments concerned.
"It is for the state governments to take action in every crime. The Central government issues advisories, while the NHRC issues guidelines and recommendations to be followed by the States/UTs in all cases of deaths in the course of police action," he said.
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