On 6 August 2018, security forces claimed that they had gunned down Maoists in Nulkatong village of Konta block in Sukma district, Bastar division, Chhattisgarh. The police told a press conference that 16 weapons had also been seized. But the residents of the village reject the claim. They allege that the police killed innocent, unarmed Tribals and made it out to be a shootout – a fake encounter in today’s parlance. Narayan Rao of the Civil Liberties Committee filed a petition on the matter in the Supreme Court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Mishra heard the petition for the first time on 13 August 2018.
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