There were no signs of forced entry by the Police in the premises.
Two bullet marks were found in the window at the same height!
The TV which was in the direct line fire was undamaged.
While gunning down may be questioned I feel that the law Enforcement authorities might have had sufficient information of the Robbers before shooting them down in what seems to be a well prepared move.
Hope the Policemen got their information correct.
The NHRC should also look into the facts of the case before jumping the gun by going to the Press and calling for a CBI enquiry.
This will paralyse the Law Enforcing Agencies.
After a lull in 2011, the first case of death in police encounter returned with a bang on Thursday with the Chennai Police gunning down five men suspected to be involved in two bank robberies.
Suspects getting killed in encounters at the hands of the Tamil Nadu police is not uncommon and there have been many in recent years, including those involving the death of dreaded forest brigand Veerappan in 2004, Al-Umma activist Imam Ali and his associates in Bangalore and some Maoist cadres.
Though human rights activists raise a hue and cry in every such case and there have been judicial enquiries, statistics reveal an average of four encounter deaths each year since 2006. Thursday’s case is unique as it is the largest encounter in terms of the number of people killed.
“The National Human Rights Commission on Friday, Feb 24 issued notices to Tamil Nadu Director General of Police and Chennai District Magistrate seeking detailed report of the encounter and questioned the authenticity of the same, where Tamil Nadu police shot dead five people suspected to be involved in robberies at two suburban bank branches on Feb 22 late night.Moreover, the Bihar government also asked Tamil Nadu government to probe the killing of the five.According to a Headlines Today report,…
The Bihar government on Friday, Feb 24 demanded Tamil Nadu to probe the killing of five men, including four from Bihar, who were shot dead Tamil Nadu police suspected to be involved in robberies at two suburban bank branches on Feb 22 late night.
Reacting to the matter, Bihar Animal Husbandry Minister Griraj Singh said that the state government has taken up the issue seriously and asked the Tamil Nadu government to inquire into the killings.
- Bihar CM questions TN encounter, demands probe (ibnlive.in.com)