W.P. (Crl.) No. 49 of 2012. Case: State of Gujarat Vs Union of India. Supreme Court (India)

Case NumberW.P. (Crl.) No. 49 of 2012
JudgesR.M. Lodha, C.J., Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph, JJ.
IssueConstitution of India - Article 32
Citation2014 (8) SCALE 569
Judgement DateMay 08, 2014
CourtSupreme Court (India)


  1. The reliefs sought for in the writ petition are as follows:

    (b) direct all the State Governments/Union Territories to evolve and formulate an uniform nation-wise policy providing for an independent agency in terms of the "Monitoring Authority/Special Task Force" created by the Petitioner to investigate all cases of alleged encounters so as to ensure that on one hand extrajudicial killings under the garb of "fake encounters" stops and at the same time honest police officers, discharging their duties against terrorist organizations/organized criminals are not demoralized being under the threat of possibility of motivated allegations being made against them.

    (c) direct all cases of alleged encounter deaths in all States in past 10 years to be investigated by such independent Monitoring Authority & Special Task Force to be...

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