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Encounter or killing? Nearly five-fold rise in pending cases, shows data

India has registered 813 cases of encounter killings in the last six years

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Encounter killings or extrajudicial executions by the police often make headlines and have become increasi­ngly familiar in India

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Two gangsters and suspects in the murder case of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala were recently killed in an encounter by Punjab Police's Anti-Gangster Task Force in a four-hour-long shootout.

Encounter killings or extrajudicial executions by the police often make headlines and have become increasi­ngly familiar in India. In the last six years, pending cases of encounter killings have increased nearly five-fold. In 2016-17, 25 such cases were pending, which increased to 124 in 2021-22.

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First Published: Jul 31 2022 | 10:22 PM IST

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