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Policemen who are proven guilty in fake encounters should be hanged till death : Supreme Court

New Delhi : The Supreme Court has come down heavily on police personnel involved in fake encounters. It has said that such police personnel should be hanged.

Stating that the police are custodians of law are expected to protect people, the Supreme Court has said they should not eliminate them as contract killers. It said that, “fake encounter killings by cops are nothing but cold-blooded brutal murder which should be treated as the rarest of rare offence and police personnel responsible for it should be awarded death sentence. They should be hanged.”

The court also said that, “If crimes are committed by ordinary people, ordinary punishment should be given but if the offence is committed by policemen much harsher punishment should be given to them because they do an act totally contrary to their duties.”

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