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NHRC asks UP govt to pay damages in fake encounter case

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pay monetary relief of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of Rakesh alias Chache, who was killed in a fake encounter by the state police in Aligarh on 11 February, 2009.
Setting aside the contention of the UP government upholding the genuineness of an encounter on the basis of a magisterial enquiry report and investigation by the CBCID, the NHRC has recommended that it pay Rs 5 lakh as monetary relief to the next of kin of Rakesh rakesh alias Chache.
‘Rakesh alias Chache may have been a hardened criminal but the police did not have a license to kill him in an extra-judicial manner,’ observed the Commission on the basis of the material on record.
The chief secretary of the state government has been given eight weeks time to submit the compliance report along with proof of payment, the NRHC said in a press statement issued on Monday.
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