Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicFake encounter

Topic: Fake encounter

Shots fired to kill — Why ‘Hyderabad encounter’ panel wants 10 cops booked for murder

SC-appointed panel, in its report submitted in court, said accused were ‘deliberately fired upon with an intent to cause their death’. SC has transferred case to Telangana High Court.

Shillong returns to markets ‘hoping for calm’ after violence, curfew over ex-militant’s killing

On 13 August, a former militant was killed by police, leading to violence in the city two days later. Curfew was imposed and a judicial probe ordered into the killing.

With its betrayal in Bastar, Congress has abandoned adivasi cause — one that gave it power

A Congress leader who used to call security forces 'evil' told an officer involved in the Chhattisgarh police operation that killed three adivasis in Silger 'not to be deterred by deaths'.

Chhattisgarh govt to initiate action in 2012 Sarkeguda ‘fake’ encounter case

Judicial commission found encounter that killed 17 villagers for being ‘Maoists’ was fake. Chhattisgarh home minister promises swift action soon.

CBI court discharges former Gujarat cops Vanzara, Amin from Ishrat Jahan case

Former police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin were 2 of the 7 accused chargesheeted by CBI in the 2004 alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan.

SC orders disclosing Bedi panel’s report on Gujarat alleged fake encounters to petitioners

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it would later decide on whether it will accept Justice Bedi committee's final report.

Sohrabuddin Sheikh case witness wants verdict stayed, says many not allowed to depose

Rizwana Khan, the wife of Azam Khan, an alleged former aide of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, has said that their entire family had been threatened.

On last day of Sohrabuddin case trial, CBI says couldn’t establish chain of events

Judge S.J. Sharma tells prosecutor that the Sohrabuddin case is not a foregone conclusion just because 92 witnesses have turned hostile.

Court asks why Sohrabuddin probe was silent on Tulsiram Prajapati till CBI took over

A CBI court asks whether there was investigation on the reason why Sohrabuddin Sheikh was linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba in the Gujarat police FIR.

Assam CM Sonowal hails life sentence for 7 Indian Army men involved in 1994 fake encounter

Sarbananda Sonowal said the sentence would strengthen people's faith in the judiciary and the Indian Army

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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