1991 Pilibhit fake encounter case: Allahabad HC convicts 43 UP cops for killing 10 Sikhs
Allahabad, December 15: In a major development, Allahabad High Court on Thursday convicted 43 Uttar Pradesh police officials in the 1991 Pilibhit encounter case.
The bench consisting Justice Ramesh Sinha and Justice Saroj Yadav pronounced the verdict on Thursday and termed the police action as "abuse of power."
The Allahabad High Court, while convicting 43 Uttar Police officers in connection with the 1991 Pilibhit Encounter case, remarked that police can't kill an accused merely because he/she is a dreaded criminal.
1991 Pilibhit encounter case:
According to the prosecution case, on July 12, 1991, police officers pulled ten Sikhs from a bus, shot them in three separate staged encounters, and later labelled them terrorists to cover up the incident.
- PTC NEWS