In Atiq Ahmed’s case, the government informed that the criminal trial is underway and at the stage of preliminary hearings on the framing of the charge. The next hearing is scheduled on October 3 (Monday), the Court was told.
It was also submitted that the five-member commission looking into Atiq Ahmed killing, under the chairmanship of retired Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhonsle, has had 23 sittings.
The commission has also invited suggestions from the public, the media, government and other organisations to prevent such incidents in future, the government added.
On the larger issue of encounter incidents, the affidavit added,
“In all the police encounter incidents that have taken place since 2017, details related to the killed criminals and the results of the investigation/enquiry are collected and scrutinized every month at the police Headquarters level.”