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NHRC recommends disbursement of Rs. 5 lakh as relief in Noida fake encounter case


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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday recommended the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh as relief to the next of kin of the Jitendra Yadav, a gym trainer who was allegedly shot dead by police personnel in a fake encounter in Noida on the night of February 3, 2018.
The Commission has asked the Chief Secretary of the State to submit a compliance report along with proof of payment within six weeks after it receives the recommendations.
The NHRC, on February 5, had issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the alleged fake encounter. It also took suo moto cognisance on the basis of media reports about the incident.
During the course of enquiry and response to its notices, the Uttar Pradesh government informed the Commission that allegations levelled against the police personnel were substantiated and a charge sheet was filed against one Sub-Inspector.
"Efforts are being made to arrest the remaining three accused police personnel including one Sub Inspector and two Constables," the NHRC said in its release.
Post these findings and the action initiated against the erring police personnel, the NHRC held that based on these facts, a case of violation of human rights of the victim is made out and the state government is vicariously liable to pay monetary relief to the next of kin of the deceased.
Accordingly, it had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to show cause why it should not recommend monetary relief to the next of the kin of the deceased person.
However, having received no response to the show cause notice, the Commission concluded that it shows that the state government had nothing to say in the matter and hence recommended the payment of Rs. 5 lakhs as a relief.

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First Published: Oct 30 2018 | 3:55 PM IST

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