The Supreme Court is assessing alleged 'fake' encounters by the Gujarat Police between 2002 and 2006.
In 2007, two individuals, Javed Akhtar and BS Verghese, filed criminal Writ Petitions before the Supreme Court, requesting the Supreme Court to look into 24 Police encounters between 2002 and 2006. BS Verhese has passed away.
In 2012, the Supreme Court formed a committee headed by now retired Justice HS Bedi to monitor the Special Task Force's (STF) investigation into the alleged fake encounters by the Gujarat police.
On 3rd December 2018, the Court ordered the State of Gujarat to file its reply to the final report by the Bedi committee.