Recent killing of Vikas Dubey by the Uttar Pradesh Police in an encounter has brought back the focus on extra-judicial killings and issues associated.
What do you mean by Extra Judicial Killing?
The only two circumstances in which such killing would not constitute an offence are
At the outset, there is no provision in the Indian law which directly authorizes an official to encounter a criminal irrespective of the grievousness of the crime committed by him/her.
The NHRC asked all states and Union Territories to ensure that police follow a set of guidelines in cases where death is caused in police encounters.
The Apex Court has held in: