SC notices to Gujarat govt on fake encounter plea by Javed Akhtar

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New Delhi, Sep 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the state of Gujarat on a petition filed by eminent lyricist Javed Akhtar seeking a CBI inquiry in all the fake encounters allegedly carried out by the Gujarat Police between 2002 and 2007.

Counsel for the petitioner today contended before a bench comprising Justices Tarun Chatterjee and Aftab Alam that the Narendra Modi government in the state Assembly has admitted 21 fake encounters in Gujarat.

The petitioner is also seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged killing of one Sameer Khan in a fake encounter by the Gujarat Police.

The apex court adjourned the hearing till the second week of November.

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