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By W Rorrkychand
April 25, 2012 7:04 PM IST
Fake Encounter: UP Records Highest With 42 Cases
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In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Home Jitendra
Singh said that of the total number of 194 fake encounter cases registered
in 2011-12, UP recorded 42, the highest number of alleged staged shootouts.
He also added that UP was followed by Jharkhand with 20 cases of staged
shootouts and Assam with 18.
Since 2009, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has registered 426
cases of staged shootouts.
In 2009-10, 30 cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh and the figure rose
to 40 in 2010-11 and 42 in 2011-12. In Manipur, the figure dropped from 32
in 2009-10 to 12 in 2010-11 and to 6 in 2011-12. While Uttar Pradesh has
seen an increase in the number of cases, Manipur has witnessed a drastic
drop, said a statement by the Home Ministry.
"Against 426 cases, 84 have been solved and the remaining 342 are unsolved.
For expediting the unsolved cases, concerted efforts are made by NHRC for
obtaining the inquest reports, post-mortem report etc. from the concerned
state government," said Jitendra.
For the current year 2012-13, as on 17.4.12, no such case has been
The minister said that as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of
India <http://www.ibtimes.co.in/topics/detail/420/india/>, "Police" and
"Public Order" are State Subjects. It is for the State Governments to take
action in every crime. The Central Government issues advisories, while the
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issues guidelines and
recommendations to be followed by the States/UTs in all cases of deaths in
the course of police action.
Earlier, based on an application filed by Gujarat government the Supreme
Court <http://www.ibtimes.co.in/topics/detail/388/court/> on Friday (date
13) sent notices to central and all state government to deal with all cases
of fake encounter in the country.
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death: Life term, fine for 6 cops in Jaunpur
PTI Apr 16, 2012, 06.34PM IST
JAUNPUR (UP): A local court on Monday awarded life imprisionment to seven
persons including six policemen in a 10-year-old custodial death case.
District and Sessions judge V K Pandey awarded the life sentence to one
sub-inspector R P Tyagi, constables Ramesh Yadav, Mritunjay Rai and
Gorakhnath and home guards Ashok Singh, Vijay Shankar Tiwari and one Hari
They were convicted of killing one Munnu in police custody on September 14,
2002 to favour Hari Narain with whom he had a dispute.
A case of murder was registered against them at Sujan Ganj area.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each of the accused.
death: Case against 5 cops
Express news service <http://www.indianexpress.com/columnist/ens/> :
Lucknow, Tue Apr 03 2012, 04:55 hrs
A case of murder was registered against the station officer and four other
policemen for allegedly torturing a man in custody at Kheri police station
in Lakhimpur Kheri district on Monday. The policemen have been placed under
Lucknow zone IG Subhash Chandra said that they were waiting for the
post-mortem report to know the exact cause of death.
Lakhimpur Kheri SP Rajendra Singh said that the police had admitted
Bhagwani (51) at the district hospital when his condition deteriorated at
the police station on Monday morning. The records at the emergency section
of the hospital showed that the police said the man was suffering from
dehydration, he said.
He added that Kheri police station SO Shivajeet Singh had arrested Bhagwani
and his son Lalji following complaint of a fight with his brother Sitaram
at Loniyanpurwa village on Sunday night. Bhagwani’s condition deteriorated
on Monday morning inside the police lock-up and he was rushed to the
hospital. He died during treatment after an hour.
His son Lalji, who was in the same lock-up, lodged a complaint alleging
that the SO and four other policemen had tortured his father, causing him
serious injuries. He fell unconscious and died at the hospital, he alleged.
The SP said that a case of murder and illegal detention has been registered
against the SO and other policemen and they will be arrested if the
post-mortem report confirmed ante-mortem injury as the cause of Bhagwani’s
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