Uttar Pradesh government on Monday, ordered a probe into the police encounter at a village in Kanpur in which a person, who was shown to be dead in police records, was allegedly killed.
A DNA test of the victim of the controversial encounter would be conducted to ascertain the veracity of the police claim, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Brijlal told reporters in Lucknow.
"We have recommended a CB-CID probe into the encounter and will also conduct a DNA test of the victim to ascertain his identity", he said.
Kanpur police had yesterday claimed to have gunned down Nirmal Katheria who was already shown in police records to have been killed in an encounter in 2003.
After media reports, the person killed was one Pappu Khushwaha, the deparment has recommended the CB-CID probe into the matter and to conduct DNA test of the person killed to ascertain his identity.
Brijlal said even Pappu Khushwaha had criminal record and was wanted in a number of criminal cases including that of murder.