Police in UP working under political pressure, alleges Akhilesh Yadav

He also levelled accusations on the Yogi government of putting pressure on police in the state and alleged that police were given the responsibility to win polls for the BJP government

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav

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Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday met the kin of a female inspector who died by suicide in Amethi and said that the police in the state is working under political pressure, while alleging that BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is killing democracy.
Akhilesh said that his party will raise this matter in the upcoming Assembly session.
He also levelled accusations on the Yogi government of putting pressure on police in the state and alleged that police were given the responsibility to win polls for the BJP government.
Akhilesh Yadav reached Gosainganj in Lucknow to meet the kin of a female inspector who died by suicide in Amethi yesterday.
Speaking over the same, he said, "Various information is being received that the police have to work under pressure, because of which they are taking such steps."
The SP chief alleged, "Police were given the responsibility to win polls (recently concluded assembly election) for the government... As per information I got locally, there was political pressure on the police station. This government is doing whatever they want and killing democracy. SP will raise this matter in the upcoming Assembly session."
On the alleged murder of five people in Prayagraj, Yadav said, "Police is sleeping. This is not the first time such type of incident has taken place in Allahabad (Prayagraj)."
Five members of a family, including a two-year-old, were found dead inside their house in Khevrajpur village in the Tharwai area in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district here, police said on Saturday.
The bodies of five victims including a man, three women and a minor girl were found in the courtyard of their house and their house was reportedly set on fire after the crime. Police suspect that they were attacked with a sharp-edged weapon.
The deceased have been identified as Raj Kumar (55), Kusum Devi (50), Manisha Kumari (25), Savita (30) and Meenakshi (2).

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First Published: Apr 24 2022 | 9:10 PM IST

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