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SC to examine plea alleging encounter killings in UP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday agreed to examine in detail a plea seeking a court-monitored CBI or SIT probe into incidents of alleged police encounters and killings in

A bench headed by and Justices and S K Kaul perused the material on record and said issues raised in the petition by the (PUCL) required "serious consideration" and fixed the hearing on February 12.

Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the government, however, claimed all norms and procedures were followed by the

Earlier, the apex court had sought response from the on the PIL filed by the NGO, alleging that there were about 1,100 encounters in 2017 in which 49 people were killed and 370 injured.

The NGO, in its plea, referred to reports quoting Yogi Adityanath, his deputy and ADG (law and order) justifying encounter killings of criminals in the state.

It sought a probe into the encounters by an independent agency -- the or a Special Investigation Team comprising police officers of "integrity and who have not served in the state of Uttar Pradesh".

Quoting the figure provided by the state to the NHRC, it said 45 persons died between January 1, 2017 till March 31, 2018.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 14:05 IST