Topic: Special Task Force
The STF, led by retired Justice Bedi, does not link any politicians or high-profile police officers to any of the these encounters.
The STF, headed by former SC judge H.S. Bedi, has indicated the involvement of some police officers in the encounters that followed the 2002 Gujarat riots.
DGP Chattopadhyaya has also told the high court that he was being framed for suicide abetment to derail his team’s probe.
The panel, headed by former SC judge H.S. Bedi, was set up by the Supreme Court to probe 22 encounter deaths in the state between 2002 and 2007.
He faces allegations of having links with drug smugglers in Punjab and has filed a series of defamation cases against politicians and media in this connection.