Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 22
Former Supreme Court Judge BS Chauhan will head a three-member panel that may inquire into the killing of eight policemen and the following dying of gangster Vikas Dubey and 5 of his associates in alleged police encounters.
According to a draft notification — submitted by the Uttar Pradesh Government and permitted by the Supreme Court on Wednesday — the opposite two members of the inquiry fee are former Allahabad High Court Judge Shashi Kant Agarwal and former UP DGP KL Gupta.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde requested the inquiry fee to begin the work inside per week and submit the report back to it and the state authorities in two months.
The Bench made it clear that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) already constituted by the state authorities could be free to inquire into any of the associated incidents, that are the topic issues of this case.
Asking the UP Government to right away notify the inquiry fee, it directed the Centre to offer secretarial help to the panel, which may also get the help of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) or some other Central company.
The prime court docket stated it was not in favour of “tying the hands” of the fee with particular phrases of reference for it.
The order got here on a batch of petitions, together with these filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay and suspended Police Inspector KK Sharma, who’s accused of giving a tip-off to the gangster, looking for a court-monitored SIT probe into the alleged encounter killings.
Amid speculations over killing of Dubey in a police encounter on July 10, the UP Police have asserted that it was a real encounter.