Allahabad HC denies bail to 34 cops who ‘killed’ 10 Sikhs in ’91
Prayagraj, Could 26
The Allahabad Excessive Courtroom has denied bail to 34 constables of the Pradeshik Armed Constabulary accused of killing 10 Sikhs in an alleged pretend encounter in 1991. The Bench of Justices Ramesh Sinha and Brij Raj Singh stated the accused indulged in a barbaric and inhuman killing of harmless individuals, calling them terrorists.
If a number of the deceased had been concerned in anti-social actions and instances had been filed towards them, even then the process arrange by regulation ought to have been adhered to. Bench
It listed the legal attraction of accused difficult their conviction for a remaining listening to on July 25. Denying bail to 34 cops, the court docket clarified that the observations made by it had been solely to determine the query of grant of bail and shouldn’t be handled as an expression of opinion on the deserves of the case.
On July 12, 1991, a bus carrying passengers was stopped close to Pilibhit by a workforce of the UP Police. They introduced down 10-11 Sikhs from the bus and boarded them of their car. The cops left the bus at a gurdwara in Pilibhit that night time. The ten Sikh youths, who had been taken away, had been killed by the police. — IANS