NHRC recommends 3 lakh as compensation in fake UP encounter

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New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission has recommended an amount of three lakhs rupees to be paid as monetary relief to the next of kin of Manisha, 40, who was killed in a fake police encounter in Tajgang Police station area of Agra in Uttar Pradesh on September 8, 2000.

The Commission has also asked the Uttar Pradesh's Chief Secretary to submit the compliance report along with proof of payment within eight weeks from the receipt of Commission's recommendations.

The Commission took the cognizance on the complaint lodged by Shir Gafoor son of Manisha.

The police claimed that it was a case of an encounter. According to local police, Manisha had illicit relations with one Shiv Narayan and on the night of the incident she had gone with Shiv Narayan to a tube well.

The owner of the tube well, Champa Ram felt that some criminals were hiding at his tube well. He raised alarm. Two Constables namely Netrapal and Vijendra happened to pass by and they noticed some movements at the tube well and asked the persons at the tube well to surrender.

There was firing from the side of tube well. The Constables fired one round each in self defence and in the process Manisha was hit by one bullet. Shiv Narayan was apprehended from the tube well and an FIR was registered against him.

Narayan, however, was acquitted by the Court.

Dissatisfied with the police report, the Commission directed the State Government to order a CB-CID enquiry of the incident.

The CB-CID investigation revealed that neither Manisha nor Shiv Narayan had any firearms with them and that the police had concocted a false story of an encounter.

The CB-CID had also recommended prosecution of two constables under Section 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (ANI)

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