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Encounter panel may get new head

After rapping the Narendra Modi government for bypassing it, the Supreme Court on Monday suggested the name of a former apex court judge for appointment as the chairman of the monitoring authority, which is looking into the probe of 22 encounter killings between 2002 and 2006 in Gujarat.

delhi Updated: Feb 28, 2012 00:33 IST

After rapping the Narendra Modi government for bypassing it, the Supreme Court on Monday suggested the name of a former apex court judge for appointment as the chairman of the monitoring authority, which is looking into the probe of 22 encounter killings between 2002 and 2006 in Gujarat.

The apex court had disapproved the the manner in which the Gujarat government had appointed former Bombay HC chief justice KR Vayas in place of former apex court judge, justice MB Shah, to the post.

During the resumed hearing on Monday, a bench comprising justice Aftab Alam and justice Ranjana Prakash Desai suggested the name of another former apex court judge to Gujarat as a replacement for justice Shah who quit as the head of the panel on personal grounds.