SC dismisses plea to stop extra judicial killings

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/15/2020 10:44:45 AM

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: How can the Supreme Court stop extrajudicial killings, asked Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde on Wednesday while a Bench headed by him refused to entertain entertain a petition filed in this regard by one Narendra Kumar Garg.
"We agree they should be prevented but the Court can't stop them," said the Bench which also comprised Justices A S Bopanna an V Ramasubramanian.
Reading out from a judgment of the top court that the accused will not be handcuffed as a general rule, advocate Jitendra M Sharma, appearing for the petitioner, said he was not saying that the accused should not be handcuffed, but only after making a request to the magistrate.
The CJI rejected his argument: "An accused intends to assault the police and you want a magistrate to ask him whether he wants to be handcuffed? Only a foolish person will say yes to handcuffs. These are the ones who kill police."
He also stressed that some accused are dangerous and need to be handcuffed.



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