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Court seeks explanation on encounter in Lucknow, issues notice to CP

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: Seeking an explanation on a recent encounter in capital city of Uttar Pradesh, a Lucknow court on Thursday issued a notice to the police top brass asking whether Supreme Court guidelines were followed in the encounter of Girdhari alias Kanhaiya Vishwakarma alias ‘Doctor’, who was the main accused in Ajit Singh murder case.

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District Judge DK Sharma issued the notice to Lucknow police commissioner, DCP East and ACP Vibhuti Khand, Gomtinagar and inspector Chandra Shekhar Singh of Vibhuti Khand police station to respond by 4.30pm on Friday. The city court also directed them to explain as to whether the top court guidelines, framed in 1999 in the case of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties Versus state of Maharashtra and others in the matters of encounters, have been followed or not in case of Girdhari recently in the city.

The officers have been directed to remain present in the court at the time of hearing instead of CP Lucknow who is permitted to be represented through a lawyer.

Furthermore, the court has also directed the Lucknow police not to harass the brother of the deceased Rakesh Vishwakarma based on the complaint case filed by Doctor’s brother.

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