GUWAHATI, Feb 28 - The Gauhati High Court has issued notices asking the Centre, General-Officer-Commanding of Eastern Command, State Government and the Superintendent of Police, Chirang and Kokrajhar Police among others, asking as to why a CBI inquiry should not be ordered into the alleged fake encounter of Ratan Narzary, who was killed in December 2016 in BTAD.
The petition was filed by advocates Bijon Kumar Mahajan and Arshad Choudhury on behalf of Anil Narzary, the brother of the deceased wherein they have pleaded for granting of adequate compensation for the next-of-kin of the victim and also demanded action against the erring officials.
This is the first case 'fake encounter' where the attention of the Court has been drawn since the new Government took over.
Narzary was allegedly killed by security forces on December 12, 2016 and his body was found at a place under Bismuri police outpost of Kokrajhar police station, following which an FIR was lodged by deceased wife with the Bengtol outpost alleging that her husband was killed by security forces with the help of an agent named Jagat Brahma alias Jaiklong. The case was later forwarded to Runikhata police station in Chirang.
The Court has asked the respondents to reply on the matter within four weeks' time. The Union of India was represented by B Deka.