The arrest of three top IPS officers from Gujarat and earlier arrest of Daya Nayak, an encounter specialist from Mumbai, bring to mind several past encounters that claimed the lives of several innocent persons. These cases create suspicion as they might have been carried out because of ulterior motives or at the behest of politicians and criminals. In view of the shocking findings in Gujarat, the central government should appoint a high-level inquiry to get the encounters probed. One worries for what happened to Dr. Hari Krishna, the eyewitness in the Ansal Plaza encounter? The security of the people and the nation is too important to be the preserve of an individual or a group.