Justice Bedi panel indicts 9 cops, says 3 out of 17 Gujarat encounters fake

Hindustan Times

The Justice H S Bedi committee, which investigated several cases of alleged fake encounter in Gujarat from 2002 to 2006, has recommended prosecution of police officials in three out of the 17 cases probed by it. In its final report filed in the apex court, Justice Bedi has said three persons -- Sameer Khan, Kasam Jafar and Haji Haji Ismail -- were prime facie killed in fake encounters by the Gujarat Police officials. The committee has indicted a total of nine police officials, including three inspector rank officer. It has however not recommended prosecution of any IPS officer in these cases.