Renowned former Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju has said that he reckoned the encounter that killed 8 undertrials in Madhya Pradesh on Monday was fake.
Writing on his Facebook page, Justice Katju demanded death sentence for the cops involved in the encounter.
He wrote, “From what I could gather, the so called ‘encounter’ in Bhopal was fake, and all those responsible for it, not only those who did the actual executions, but also those who ordered it, including politicians and senior police officers, must be given death sentence, as held by my bench in the Supreme Court in Prakash Kadam vs. Ramprasad Vishwanath Gupta.”
Drawing parallel with the atrocities during the Nazi era of Germany under Hitler, the former Press Council of India chairman said, “In the Nuremburg trials after the end of the Second World War the Nazi war criminals took the plea that ‘ orders are orders ‘. But this plea was rejected, and most of them were ordered to be hanged.”
He said that the cops accused of extra judicial killins must remember that ‘gallows await them.’
He wrote, “So trigger happy policemen who think they can do extra judicial killings and get away with it should know that the gallows await them.”