Supreme Court calls for independent probe in police shootings

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Encounter:SC calls for independent probe
New Delhi, Sep 23: Calling for an independent and impartial probe, the Supreme Court Tuesday said that in police shooting cases, the investigation into the incident will be undertaken either by the state CID or the police station other than the one involved in it.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said the report of the probe will be sent ot the magistrate and to the state Human Rights Commission or the National Human Rights Commission as the case may be.

The inquiry into the "encounter", the court said in its judgment Tuesday, will be conducted by an officer who is senior to those involved in it.

The court also said that information about the alleged accused or his whereabouts by the informant will be recorded in writing or in electronic form.

IANS

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