Extra–Judicial Execution: A Threat to an Individual’s Fundamental and Human Rights

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    Student at Amity University Patna, India

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Extrajudicial executions are when the police officers in charge of the accused kill or have them executed in an illegal manner before the trial's verdict is rendered. One could argue that the accused in these situations isn't even given the chance to show their innocence in court, which is against the law as it breaches the fundamental human rights that everyone is entitled to. This paper investigates roughly the same. Extrajudicial executions are sometimes referred to as "fake encounters" because in these situations, police officers fabricate a tale to support their actions and then claim that they were acting in the course of exercising their right to private defence. Police officers serve as the nation's executors, and the criminal justice system would be useless if they began acting as the judiciary themselves. If the executor begins punishing the accused, both the accused's fundamental rights and human rights would have been gravely violated. As a nation, we are defending Kasab's rights, yet we are unconcerned with the rights of our own citizens. This paper primarily focuses on the actuality of the crime and how extrajudicial killings violate crucial rights, personal protection, and individual liberties. Extrajudicial killing is prohibited by law, but it is nonetheless carried out under the pretence of self-defence. The circumstances behind extrajudicial killing in our nation, the difficulties involved, and an examination of the issues from a sacred perspective are all covered in this paper. This paper ends with an evaluation by the author and some suggestions for improvement.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2072 - 2084

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114603

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