Justice H S Bedi appointed for looking into Gujarat fake encounter cases
The Apex Court appointed Justice H S Bedi (former Judge Supreme Court) as the chairman of the monitoring body to look into the case of 22 alleged fake encounter killings in Gujarat b/w 2002-06.
Justice H S Bedi was chosen as the Chairman of the monitoring body as the Supreme Court held that it wanted the supervision and monitoring of the investigation by an individual whose integrity is completely beyond any question. The Supreme Court discarded the Gujarat Govt’s appeal in quest for extension of timeframe for sorting out the issue of naming of chairman. The SC also directed the State Govt to extend full cooperation to the appointed Committee which is will put forward its interim report within 3 months.