New Delhi: The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government, on Monday, on a PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into recent police encounter killings in the state and said that killings in Uttar Pradesh require “serious consideration”.
The apex court agreed to examine the details and set the date of further hearing on the matter on February 12.
According to a report published by Indian Express, After Yogi Adityanath’s government assumed power in the state, in March 2017, there have been 2,351 shootouts and 63 encounter deaths, spread across 24 districts, until August 4, 2018.
The UP government attributed the deaths of “criminals” in UP Police action to firing in “self-defence” by the cops. Adityanath had said that the encounters will continue and that “sympathy for criminals was dangerous for a democracy”.