Former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju has said that the, Bhopal “encounter” which killed eight suspected SIMI members, is fake. He also added that those people who did it as well as managed and ordered it should be sentenced to death.
“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 “:Markandey Katju FB
Katju has also referred to an identical case — Prakash Kadam vs. Ramprasad Vishwanath Gupta– in which his bench in the Supreme Court had ordered a death sentence.
He also pointed other historical incidents, such as the Nuremberg trials after the Second World War in which a similar situation had emerged.
“In the Nuremberg 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.”Katju FB
Katju, who is known for his strapping remarks, further said that the policemen who think they can do extra-judicial killings and get away with it should know that the gallows await them.