SC Rejects Probe for Cop Deaths in 26/11 Attack

New Delhi
SC Rejects Probe for Cop Deaths in 26/11 Attack
The Supreme Court today declined to entertain a petition seeking an independent probe into the killing of senior police officers by terrorists in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

A Bench comprising Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S S Nijjar said the Public Interest Litigation for constituting a fact-finding committee headed by a sitting or retired apex court judge into the killings of Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar and Ashok Kamte cannot be considered.

It, however, gave liberty to the petitioner to approach the Bombay High Court and declared the PIL as dismissed.

The PIL filed by Ramakant Yadav, a former Bihar MLA, had sought a direction from the court for either setting up a fact-finding committee or for ordering an inquiry into the incident under the Commission of Inquiry Act.

Senior advocate J S Atri and Praveen Chandra, appearing for the petitioner, gave reference of the book penned by former Maharashtra IGP S M Mushriff to buttress the point for holding an independent probe into the killing of Karkare and others.

The petitioner claimed some of the witnesses who had identified the accused persons during the probe were never made witnesses in the case.

The police officers were killed by the terrorist near the CST station.
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