Ummid Assistant

Samsung sets up fund for poor kids' education

US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Gujarat seeks policy on staged shootout probes

Friday April 13, 2012 09:14:09 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the apex human rights panel on the Gujarat government's plea seeking directions to formulate a uniform policy for setting up an independent agency to probe alleged staged shootouts.

The notice was issued to the National Human Rights Commission and all state governments and union territories.

The petition said that such a step would ensure that "on the one hand, extra-judicial killings under the garb of 'fake encounters' stop and at the same time honest police officers, discharging their duties against terrorist organisations/organised criminals, are not demoralised, being under the threat of possibility of motivated allegations being made against them".

An apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice R.P. Desai issued the notice after Additional Advocate General of Gujarat Tushar Mehta told the court that the vital question involved was that neither the rights of the people under Article 21 of the constitution were violated nor the protectors of law were haunted for the acts committed during their duty.

Gujarat's petition sought direction that all cases of alleged staged shootout deaths in all the states in past 10 years be investigated by such an independent monitoring authority and special task force to be constituted by each state and union territory and the reports be placed before the apex court.

The petition said that an independent machinery to investigate alleged staged shootout deaths "would ensure that while human rights are protected, police force of terrorism-prone Gujarat state is not demoralised on the ground that some vested interest groups are selectively targeting police force of only one state".

The petition said that "terror has already caused deaths of more than 72,000 civilians and 12,000 security personnel, approximately, in our country. It is submitted that out of approximately 670 districts in the country, as many as 270 districts are terror prone. Out of these 270 districts, 70 districts have already been ravaged by the terrorists".

An honest officer would find it very difficult to function and discharge his duty if he would remain under a constant threat of being exposed to prosecution, it said.

It said that former police officer K.P.S. Gill who spearheaded his own style of policing during Punjab militancy was lauded as a hero and his advice should also be sought.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

i

 

 

 

Top Stories

Raj Thackeray's terror-haven: Partymen shocked, Malegaon criticise

Even as the Muslim supporters of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are shocked over Raj Thackeray's statement that Malegaon - the Muslim dominated town in North Maharashtra, is a safe haven for terrorists, he is receiving flak from the Malegaonians.  »

Malegaon, Bhiwandi safe havens for terrorists: Raj Thackeray

Raj Thackeray challenges Nitish to celebrate Bihar Divas in Mumbai

 

  Most Read

Shah Rukh Khan detained at NYK airport again

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has millions of fans in India and around the world, was detained at New York's  »

Indian envoy asked to take up issue with US

Wary of fourth girl child, man poisons wife, daughters

Afraid of having a fourth girl child, a man Friday allegedly poisoned his seven-month pregnant wife and three daughters to death in West Bengal's Burdwan district. Enraged locals beat him up so badly that he later  »

Afreen, Falak and fair vaginas - when will it change for India's women

 

  News Pick

Hindu groups upset over Chandy for giving IUML fifth ministership

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has come under fire from Hindu social groups besides his own Congress party ever since he gave a fifth ministership to his second biggest ally, the Indian Union Muslim League  »

Professor arrested for circulating Mamata cartoon

A Jadavpore University professor was arrested early Friday for allegedly circulating defamatory cartoons of some Trinamool Congress leaders, including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, police said. "Ambikesh Mahapatra  »

Shehla murder: Congress demands arrest of BJP legislator

Hundreds of Congressmen cadres Thursday demanded the arrest of Bhartiya Janata Party legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh, after  »

 

Picture of the Day

Emir of the State of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al –Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser being received by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs R.P.N. Singh, on their arrival, at Air Force Palam Airport, in New Delhi on April 08, 2012.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

Career

Education

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.