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SC slams Centre for Dantewada killings, asks to respect human rights

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2010 18:42 IST
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The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Central govermnent for the recent killings of tribals in Dantewada allegedly by security forces in the name of fighting Naxals.

Slamming the govt, a two-member bench of Justices B Sudershan Reddy and SS Nijjar asked if there isn't any concern for human rights? They further went on to say that they want to know why such incidents took place and how the security forces conducted themselves.

Over 10 tribals of Gompad village in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district were allegedly killed by security personnel for reportedly acting as Naxal sympathisers.

After filing the petition before the apex court seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged killings, all 12 tribals had gone missing.

However, the Chhattisgarh government produced six of the 12 missing tribals before the apex court on February 15 after the court's direction.

The petition filed by human rights activist, Himanshu Kumar, alleged that the kin of the victims, who filed the
earlier petition in the apex court, were allegedly abducted by the Chhattisgarh Police.

Kumar in his petition has alleged that a 28-year-old key witness of the killing, Sodi Sambo, who was undergoing treatment for a bullet wound, was last seen here at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.