Supreme Court on encounter killings by Police

“Fake encounter killings by cops are nothing but cold-blooded brutal murder, which should be treated as the rarest of rare offence and police personnel responsible for it should be awarded death sentence. They should be hanged.”—Justice Markandey Katju said in connection with encounter case in killing of a gangster in Rajasthan. [Times of India, page-1, 09.08.2011] পুলিশের গুলিতে এনকাউন্টারের নামে হত্যা করার ক্ষেত্রে সেই হত্যাকে একেবারে ঠান্ডা মাথায় খুন বলে অভিহিত করা উচিত। গুলি বিনিময় নাম দিয়ে সাজানো হত্যাকে রেয়ারেস্ট অফ দ্য রেয়ার অর্থাদুর্লভতম নৃশংস খুনের ঘটনা হিসাবে গণ্য করে অপরাধী পুলিশকে মৃত্যুদন্ড দেওয়া উচিত। ওদের ফাঁসি হওয়া উচিত।---বল্লেন বিচারপতি মার্কন্ডেয় কাটজু, রাজস্থানের এক ডাকাতের হত্যা প্রসঙ্গে। [টাইমস অফ ইন্ডিয়া, পৃ ১, ৯।৮।২০১১]
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5 Responses to “Supreme Court on encounter killings by Police”

  1. Chitradip Som 10 August 2011 at 8:53 PM #

    Today these have been a common practise by Indian establishment. I deeply condemn the violation of Human rights by Indian police and defence forces. The verdict is an appropiate one and a tight slap to the Indian government. At the same time, I stress on some measures to prevent these malpractises- 1. a general awarness on Human Rights should be grown up among the common people. 2. Human Rights should be made a compulsory subject in all boards from class six upward. 3. Human Rights commission should be given the power to inflict punishment on the personnels found guilty of breaching human rights, not merely recommending punishment to the state governments 4. para military and military forces should be braught under uniform civil law. 5. exemplary punishment should be given to the rogue personnels. Only throught this way I think we can stop these dirty games.

  2. Sumitra P 11 August 2011 at 9:48 AM #

    Human Rights should be made a compulsory subject in all boards from class six upward. I totally agree with Mr.Chitradip in this matter

  3. Asok Kumar Das 11 August 2011 at 8:56 PM #

    Justice Katju did not say anything new that fake encounter killing is as good (or as bad) as cold blooded murder.He only quoted what was told by many people for many years. To acquire such knowledge, we need not consult judicial verdict or to learn code of human rights in schools. I, along with hundreds of idle cowards saw before more than forty years, the bloods of eleven teenagers
    flowing through a single wall in a single morning at Beliaghata when our good Sidhartha S.Roy rejoiced with the books of Gandhi in hands and when Great Indira congratulated him for his success. And both of them is worshipped and their ideals are followed still now by the present popular leader of Bengal!!!

    Asokdas Charbak
    United States of America

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    Gablu 15 August 2011 at 12:15 PM #

    Thanks to the justice Katju for his brave comments.

  5. Dwijapada Bouri 16 August 2011 at 11:09 AM #

    I agree with Mr.Chitradip in this matter.

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