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Fake Encounters

Nagaland Killings To Malom Massacre: A Look At Fake Encounters Under AFSPA In Violation Of Human Rights

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On this International Human Right’s Day, which pledges for ‘Equality’, let’s look at a few incidents in the past that saw innocent civilians dying to AFSPA in fake encounters.

Jamela Banoo's Struggle For 25 Years To Get Justice For Dead Husband

Nov 27, 2021 Naseer Ganai

After 25 years, the district court of Srinagar has ordered the disposal of the closure report into the killing of a shopkeeper Mohd Ramzan Bhat and has directed the police to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe the case

Questions Galore Over ‘Encounter’ Death Of Dreaded Odisha Gangster Sheikh Hyder

Dreaded gangster Sheikh Hyder was killed in an ‘encounter’ while being shifted to Baripada circle jail from Choudwar jail in Odisha's Cuttack for ‘security reasons’, said police

Assam Human Rights Commission Seeks Govt Report On Encounter Killings

Jul 11, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The AHRC has given the Assam government one month to submit a report on several incidents of police firing in which 12 militants and criminals were killed in the last two months

Assam Rifles: Foes Or Friends Of The Hill People?

At a time when the Hill is slowly progressing towards normalcy, a recent 'fake encounter' case reincarnates fear in the minds of hill people and mistrust of the security forces.

31 March, 2021

CBI Court Discharges Last 3 Accused Cops In Ishrat Jahan ‘Fake’ Encounter Case

Outlook Web Bureau

The discharge applications of Singhal, Barot (now retired) and Chaudhary were allowed by Special CBI judge V R Raval.

13 February, 2021

Mehbooba Claims Of Being Placed Under House Arrest Ahead Of Her Visit To Athar Mushtaq's Family

Outlook Web Bureau

PDP President tweeted that she has been placed under house arrest just before her visit to Athar Mushtaq's family, allegedly killed in a fake encounter in Srinagar.

24 January, 2021

Shopian 'Encounter': Army Captain, 2 Others Attempted To Destroy Evidence, Says J-K Police Chargesheet

Outlook Web Bureau

Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, the charge sheet read.

11 January, 2021

Amshipora Fake Encounter: Army Denies Cash Reward System For Killing Terrorists

Outlook Web Bureau

Three Kashmiri youths, who were dubbed as terrorists, were killed in the alleged fake encounter in July last year.

10 January, 2021

Shopian Encounter Was Staged For Rs 20 Lakh Reward, Says Chargesheet

Outlook Web Bureau

The chargesheet submitted before the chief judicial magistrate also identifies the role of two civilians -- Tabish Nazir and Bilal Ahmed Lone -- in the case.

04 January, 2021

My Child Was Only 16. Give Me His Body Or Bury Me There With Him: J-K Youth’s Father

Naseer Ganai

Families of killed Kashmir youth seek bodies, not money


21 September, 2020

Farooq Abdullah Protests Against Custodial Killings And Fake Encounters In Kashmir

Naseer Ganai

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and MP Hasnain Masoodi stood holding placards with pictures of men allegedly killed in fake encounters.

10 July, 2020

10 Big Questions About UP Encounter, Former Top Cop Suspects It To Be 'Staged'

Preetha Nair

Former Kerala DGP NC Asthana says the encounter of Vikas Dubey looks like a staged one to him as he punches holes into UP police's narrative.

10 July, 2020

Hours Before Vikas Dubey's Killing, Plea In SC Apprehending His 'Encounter'


The petitioner had expressed apprehension of Vikas Dubey's encounter killing. Hours later, the gangster was killed after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials.

14 December, 2019

When Society Craves For Vendetta Laws, Revenge Becomes Justice

Salik Ahmad

There is a strong anti-intellectual flavour across the world, particularly in India, and it is closely linked with the craving for vendetta laws, laws that advocate an eye for an eye.

08 December, 2019

'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

Aakar Patel

Executing people without a trial is not justice. And it is harmful to the cause of justice.

07 December, 2019

Telangana Rape-Murder Case: What Supreme Court Guidelines Say About Encounter Killings

Outlook Web Bureau

In 2014, the Supreme Court, while hearing pleas moved by People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) against questionable encounters, first underlined the right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the constitution.


06 December, 2019

Hyderabad Rape, Encounter: Badminton Star Jwala Gutta Poses Important 'Social Standing' Question

Outlook Web Bureau

A week after the brutal gang rape and murder of the young veterinarian in Hyderabad, police shot dead all the four accused in an alleged 'encounter' near Shadnagar town

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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