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Petition Filed in Supreme Court Against Gauhati High Court's Disposal of PIL for Independent Probe into Fake Encounters

A Special Leave Petition under Article 136 of the Constitution of India has been filed in the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India by advocate Arif Jwadder. The petition appeals against the Gauhati High Court's disposal of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking an independent investigation into all fake encounters that took place from May 2021 onwards. The petitioner's counsel, Prashant Bhushan, filed the petition.

The Assam government had admitted to 171 police encounters in its affidavit dated 29.09.2022, wherein 56 people died and 145 were injured from May till August 2022. The death toll has increased since then. Despite the material placed on record, the Gauhati High Court didn't provide any specific directions.

The petitioner is seeking the Supreme Court's intervention in monitoring an investigation by an independent agency, such as the SIT/CBI, into all the fake encounters that have taken place.

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