Case against 28 cops over alleged fake encounter

Case against 28 cops over alleged fake encounter
Bhadoi, Uttar Pradesh: An FIR has been lodged against 28 police personnel, including five station officers, for killing a Dalit man in an alleged fake encounter six years ago, officials said on Tuesday.

A case has been lodged by CB-CID inspector Keshav Prasad Gupta at Gyanpur police station against 28 police personnel on charges of murder and Dalit harassment and other sections of IPC, they said.

In May 2005, Vijay alias Lalau, a native of Rewa district in Madhya Pradesh, was killed in an encounter with police near Badawapur canal. Police claimed that Vijay was a wanted criminal and carried a cash reward of Rs 5,000 announced by Madhya Pradesh government on his head.

However, Vijay's wife raised suspicion over the encounter and lodged a complaint with the National Human Rights Commission, which directed CB-CID to probe the case.

The CB-CID in its report raised suspicion over the encounter following which the investigating officer has lodged a case against 28 police personnel.

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