Apex court told about Guj panel on shootout deaths

The SC was told that Gujarat govt has set up a special task force to probe the cases of alleged staged shootout killings.

Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 23:32 PM IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court was told on Monday that the Gujarat government has set up a special task force to probe the cases of alleged staged shootout killings and its investigation would be monitored by an authority headed by retired apex court judge MB Shah.
The court was hearing petitions by columnist B.G. Verghese and poet, lyricist and script writer Javed Akhtar seeking Central Bureau of Investigation probe into 21 cases of alleged staged shootouts between 2003-07.
IANS