What does encounter mean in police?

The increasing number of extrajudicial killings in India is atrocious. The major form is the encounters by police, military, or other security forces which challenge the Rule of Law in a civilized society. Extrajudicial killings manifest outlawed force through which the person is executed illegally.

Who did highest encounter in India?

Daya Nayak is an Indian police inspector with the Mumbai police. He joined Mumbai police – then known as Bombay – in 1995, and rose to fame as an encounter-specialist in the late 1990s….Daya Nayak.

Police Inspector Daya Nayak
Born Yennehole, Karnataka
Other names Encounter Specialist
Spouse(s) Komal Nayak
Police career

Who has right to encounter?

In almost all cases where an encounter have taken place, it is done for self-defense of the police officer. Under Section-96 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), every human being has the right to private defense which is a natural and an inherent right.

How many fake encounters are there in India?

According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, there were many cases of alleged fake encounters: 2002–2008. 440 cases. States with high number of cases were: Uttar Pradesh (231), Rajasthan (33), Maharashtra (31), Delhi (26), Andhra Pradesh (22) and Uttarakhand (19).

Can police touch you?

They can touch you, but not hurt you. The police can arrest you without a warrant if you have committed – or if they believe you will commit – a serious crime.

What are your rights with cops?

Even if officers have a warrant, you have the right to remain silent. You should not answer questions or speak to the officers while they are in your house conducting their search. Stand silently and observe what they do, where they go, and what they take.

Who did first encounter in India?

Manya Surve
Born Manohar Arjun Surve8 August 1944 Ranpar, Bombay Presidency, British India (present day Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, India)
Died 11 January 1982 (aged 37)
Cause of death Police encounter
Nationality Indian

Which is the best police force in India?

India’s Top 10 Police Stations for 2020 announced

Rank State Police Station
1 Manipur NongpokSekmai
2 Tamil Nadu AWPS-Suramangalam
3 Arunachal Pradesh Kharsang
4 Chhattisgarh Jhilmili (Bhaiya Thana)

What are extrajudicial killings?

An extrajudicial killing (also known as extrajudicial execution or extralegal killing) is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. They often target political, trade union, dissident, religious and social figures.

Is encounter killing legal in India?

The High Court made it mandatory to charge policemen with culpable homicide in every case of encounter killing. However, the verdict was immediately stayed by the Supreme Court when the AP government moved in appeal, and was eventually upheld in 2019.

Which state has the best police force in India?