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Encounters in UP are fake: Akhilesh Yadav

ANI  |  Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

and former has alleged that police encounters in Uttar-Pradesh are fake and are being executed allegedly under the patronage of

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

"Not only are the opposition parties saying that these encounters are fake but also the 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 said that 'religious' issues and gods and goddess are deliberately being raked up by the at the time of elections to divert the public attention from the issues of development.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 15:51 IST