New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued
notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government on a petition alleging
fake encounter killing of a Muslim `paralytic` youth by the
The petitioner, Jhadmal, 71-year old father of
deceased Mohd Shakeel, pleaded to the apex court to restrain
the police from disposing of his son`s body.
He alleged that during the last two months, 20 such
fake encounters were carried by a Mathura SHO, who, he
claimed, is close to the Mayawati government.
A vacation bench of Justices G S Singhvi and C K
Prasad, while issuing notice to the UP`s Additional Advocate
General and others, posted the matter for further hearing to
The petitioner, through counsel D K Garg, submitted
that his 28-year-old son, a resident of Rajasthan, suffered a
road accident on November 24, 2009 in Jaipur which totally
paralysed the right side of his body.
As the medical fraternity in Rajasthan gave up hope
of his recovery, he was being taken to Haribans Charitable
Hospital, Mathura, for treatment on May 15 by his brothers
Aleem and Samaydeen in a motorcyle when they were intercepted
by the police.
According to the petitioner, after intercepting them
the cops demanded the trio to produce their driving licence.
Even though Aleem and Samayadeen explained that they had left
behind the licence at their house in Rajasthan`s Bharatpur
district, the cops forced them to fetch it and kept Saleem, a
paraletic, in their custody as a security for their return, he
The deceased` father contended that on May 16, the
family was shocked to read media reports that Saleem was
killed in an encounter with Farha police after allegedly
attempting to rob the Jundvai village pradhan, Pratap Singh,
of his Bolero vehicle along with certain other criminals.
The petition said that immediately after the incident,
about 20 pradhans of different panchayats in Rajasthan went to
Farha and demanded the body but the police refused to hand
it over insisting that they themselves will perform the last
rites. It was also alleged that the police got the post-mortem
It urged the apex court to direct the UP Government to
hand over the body to the family besides initiating action
against guilty police officers.