Wednesday, February 29, 2012

NHRC guidelines on encounter deaths

·         Police station must immediately file FIR
·         Hand over investigation to independent agency like CID if a person form local police is involved or there are allegations of fake encounter
·         Family members of deceased must be associated with magisterial enquiry
·         Prompt disciplinary action must be taken against errant officers
·         Police personnel are trained in arms and hence they need to pass test for reasonable apprehension of imminent danger to prove his/her innocence in encounter death case

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