Human Rights

Fake encounter case: five lakh compensation given to victim

Khatauli (U.P.): In a fake encounter case which took place some five years ago in Ghaziabad the state government on the direction of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has given five lakh rupees as compensation to the widow of the deceased. The encounter took place on 22 August 2004. Ghaziabad police had claimed that Nusurat Khan, a cattle trader, was gunned down in an encounter. However, Khan’s wife Khatoon alleged that the police had picked him up from his home. Later she approached the NHRC and registered a case against the police. She said in her complaint that the police kidnapped him and later had him killed. The commission’s inquiry found that the encounter was staged. Following the inquiry, the commission directed the Utter Pradesh government to give compensation of Rs. five lakh to the victim’s wife. SP city Rajeev Malhotra handed over the cheque of five lakh to Khatoon and assured her of complete protection.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 May 2010 on page no. 11

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