CBI Files FIR on Killing of 12 People in 2015 Jharkhand Encounter

The FIR has been registered under various sections of the IPC, the Explosive Substance Act and the Arms Act.

Published21 Nov 2018, 10:42 AM IST
India
2 min read

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered an FIR on 19 November 2018 to investigate the killing of 12 people at Bakoria in Satbarwa block of Jharkhand’s Palamu district on 8 June 2015.

CBI took over the case following the Jharkhand high court’s order last month.

WHAT HAPPENED?

On 8 June 2015, in an encounter between the Maoists and security forces, 12 people were killed in Satbarwa block of Palamu district. Police alleged that these 12 people were Maoists.

WHAT’S THE FIR BASED ON?

The FIR has been registered by the special crime branch, New Delhi, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Explosive Substance Act and the Arms Act.
The high court has appointed deputy superintendent of police KK Singh to investigate the case, Hindustan Times reported.

WHY AN INVESTIGATION?

Many suspect the police claim, including a members of the national human rights commission (NHRC). It has been alleged that 12 innocent people and police were killed by the banned organisation Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP). Allegedly, the JJMP planned this fake encounter to glorify itself.

BACKGROUND

Jawahar Yadav, father of para teacher Uday Yadav, in a petition filed in the high court, stated that his son along with his relatives were forcefully taken away by unknown persons. This happened when they were sleeping on the roof around 10 pm.

A day later, he found out that his son and 11 others had been killed by the JJMP. The petitioner said his son and his relative were never involved in any Maoist activities but the police still highlighted the incident as an encounter.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times)

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