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Encounters in Yogi's Uttar Pradesh are fake: Akhilesh Yadav

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 December 2018, 18:11 IST
Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that police encounters in Uttar-Pradesh are fake and are being executed allegedly under the patronage of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"Encounters are to deceive. The law and order worsened at the places where these encounters have taken place," said Akhilesh Yadav. He said that most of the encounters have taken place in Western Uttar Pradesh and law and order situation has worsened there.

"Not only are the opposition parties saying that these encounters are fake but also the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the court have raised fingers on these encounters," said Yadav. He said the people are falsely implicated as criminals before their encounters and even policemen shoot upon themselves to prove that these encounters are not a fake one.

Former chief minister said that 'religious' issues and gods and goddess are deliberately being raked up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the time of elections to divert the public attention from the issues of development.


First published: 2 December 2018, 18:11 IST