Samajwadi Party demands CBI probe into three 'fake' encounters in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura: In a memorandum addressed to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into three alleged fake encounters by the police in the state.

File image of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. PTI

File image of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav. PTI

The workers of the party staged a demonstration at the collectorate in Mathura, protesting against the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the state.

"These bogus encounters are proof that in order to hide its failure to control the law-and-order situation, the state government has chosen this mode," district SP chief Tanveer Ahmed alleged, before submitting the memorandum to Additional District Magistrate (law-and-order) Aditya Kumar Srivastava.

Ahmed alleged that the attempt to kill Jitendra Yadav, a gym trainer, the killing of Madhav, an eight-year-old boy of Mohanpur Aduki village, and the encounter of Sumit Gurjar showed that the police personnel could go to any extent to get a promotion.

Amidst a thunderous applause, he also announced that the SP would open a "pakora" counter on 11 February at the Holigate in Mathura.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 07:55 AM

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