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Gujarat fake encounter: Justice Bedi Committee recommends action against police officers guilty of custodial killings

Justice (Retd) HS Bedi Monitoring Committee has recommended action against nine police officers who were found to be involved in three custodial killings in alleged fake encounters, which took place between 2002 and 2006 in Gujarat.The Committee in its final 229-page report submitted to the Supreme Court has said that out of 17 cases it has found prima facie evidence of custodial killings in three matters and suggested action against the police officers involved in these killings.The Committee has also recommended compensation to the families of the deceased.The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on January 9 received the report submitted by the head of the inquiry committee that looked into alleged fake encounter cases in Gujarat and asked him to share it with the petitioners who had sought the investigation.The bench ordered that the report is provided to the petitioners and it would deal later on whether to accept or reject the final report of the Justice ...

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