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Relief for encounter victims’ kin

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2010 01:28 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times
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Taking a strong exception on sub judice cases related to fake encounters, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended the Delhi government give Rs 10 lakh to the families to two men, who were gunned down by the police in a fake encounter in 2002.

On October 16, 2002, Delhi police sleuths killed Mandeep Singh and Vicky alias Vivek on the outskirts of Jharodakalan village in Najafgarh. Singh's father Dayanand had lodged a complaint with the human rights commission in

December 2002.

He alleged that eight police officials dressed as civilians arrested his son Mandeep and three others, Vicky, Sandeep Malik and Krishan Gulia, from Hanuman Properties, Vivekanand Vihar in Bahadurgarh.

He alleged the police then killed his son and Vicky near ganda naala of Jharodakalan village in Najafgarh.

According to the report filed by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Vigilance, both the men were criminals who died in a cross firing that started when, instead of surrendering to the police, they (the deceased men) started firing at them.

The report said the police party managed to overpower Krishan Gulia and Sandeep Malik.

The commission took note of the CBI investigative report and said both the victims were killed in a fake encounter. The CBI report also proposed prosecution of the accused police officers under charges of murder and kidnapping.

Not convinced with Delhi government's reply, the Commission recommended payment of Rs 5 Lakh each

to the victims' family as monetary relief.