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Gujarat fake encounter: Justice Bedi Committee recommends action against police officers guilty of custodial killings

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Justice (Retd) HS has recommended action against nine police officers who were found to be involved in three custodial killings in alleged fake encounters, which took place between 2002 and 2006 in

The Committee in its final 229-page report submitted to the has said that out of 17 cases it has found "prima facie evidence of custodial killings" in three matters and suggested action against the police officers involved in these killings.

The Committee has also recommended compensation to the families of the deceased.

The bench headed by on January 9 received the report submitted by the that looked into alleged fake encounter cases in and asked him to share it with the petitioners who had sought the investigation.

The bench ordered that the report is provided to the petitioners and it would deal later on whether to accept or reject the final report of the Justice Committee.

The bench did not accept government's request opposing to provide the final report to the petitioners as it may prejudice matters against persons it might have named in the report.

The apex court is hearing two PILs filed in 2007 by veteran BG Verghese (who passed away in 2014) and Javed Akhtar, who had sought a probe by an independent agency or the CBI so the truth may come out.

The top court on March 2, 2012, appointed former Justice HS the of the Monitoring Committee, investigating 22 such cases that took place between 2002 and 2006 in Gujarat. Bedi had probed the role of the (STF) into these killings and submitted the report in a sealed cover on February 26, 2018.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 22:30 IST