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People’s Union for Civil Liberties moves Supreme Court showing concern over the gangster Vikas Dubey’s encounter, questions whether it was a “simple administrative liquidation”

The petition has been filed by the PUCL to seek a special investigation team to look into the version given by the Uttar Pradesh Police of the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey 

By: Diksha 

The petition filed by PUCL in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India states that “police version of encounter raises many serious questions” and expressed the concerns over the dilution of “Rule of Law” in view of Vikas Dubey’s encounter.

The petitioner in the Writ Petition emphasized that “not only the number of encounters that have taken place during the present regime in the State of Uttar Pradesh but also the reaction/ response of the Chief Minister and the Police Officials favoring encounters”. 

The petitioner in the Writ Petition emphasized that “not only the number of encounters that have taken place during the present regime in the State of Uttar Pradesh but also the reaction/ response of the Chief Minister and the Police Officials favoring encounters”. 

The PUCL-Petitioner, Aparna Bhat, also stated that “in the present Writ Petition that was filed on 2.5.2018. The petition took into account the encounters that had taken place, during the period 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2018, when more than 1000 encounters had taken place resulting in death of 49 persons and injuries to 370. During pendency of the petition before this Hon’ble Court, the number of encounters increased to 2000 and deaths to 66 as mentioned in the Rejoinder Affidavit dated 8.10.2018. The number has increased to 5178 encounters in which 103 persons have been killed and 1859 have been injured in 2019”.

The learned counsel filed the urgent application in the wake of the accident which has taken place on 10.07.2020 and relied upon the facts which appeared in the newspapers and has taken up the issue pertaining to police encounters while defining the rule of law.

The learned counsel filed the urgent application in the wake of the accident which has taken place on 10.07.2020 and relied upon the facts which appeared in the newspapers and has taken up the issue pertaining to police encounters while defining the rule of law.

The landmark judgments of PUCL v. Union of India (1), and in PUCL v. State of Maharashtra (2), were also cited to reiterate issues of these ‘administrative liquidations. These cases,

  1. brought out the acts of administrative liquidations taking place in the State of Manipur. Though the State had defended their actions in the response, when judicial inquiry was conducted, the fake encounter committed by the police was exposed
  2. took up the case of massive encounter killings in Maharashtra, particularly in Mumbai, and pursuant thereto, extensive guidelines have been laid down in PUCL v. State of Maharashtra, (2014) 10 SCC 635. The Petitioner PUCL had also participated in the NHRC proceedings which had led to framing of extensive guidelines/directions by the National Human Rights Commission.”

The petition seeks a “Special Investigation Team (SIT)” to probe the alleged police encounter of Vikas Dubey and his accomplices and a Monitoring Committee, headed by a retired judge of Supreme Court, shall enquire into the role played by the authorities/ persons who have directly or indirectly supported the encounter. 

(1) (1997) 3 SCC 433
(2) (2014) 10 SCC 635

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