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The Hindu Article - Encounter killing: NGO seeks CB-CID probe

After Karthigaisami, a history-sheeter, was killed in an encounter by the Sivaganga police on Wednesday, a fact-finding team from People’s Watch here visited the scene of crime where the incident took place and demanded a CB-CID police probe into it.

According to Henri Tiphagne, executive director of People’s Watch, the police personnel who figured in the “encounter” should be identified and booked under charges of IPC 302 (murder).

The family members of the deceased should be given Rs. 10 lakh as compensation by the Tamil Nadu government.

‘Reopen cases’

The cases booked against the family members of Kartigaisami, when he was absconding, should be reopened by senior officers and reinvestigated. The High Court should take up a suo motu notice and order inquiry into the death as it was a clear case of human rights violation.

The fact-finding team members while interacting with general public in the town were informed that Kartigaisami indulged in threatening the public.

There were several crimes registered against him.

However, the People’s Watch opined that the police had foisted cases against him and thus made him run for safety.

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