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Mamata slams BJP, alleges UP police carrying out 'fake encounters'

Press Trust of India  |  Bajkul (East Midnapore) 

Minister Wednesday slammed the BJP government in over the mob killing of a police officer, alleging that the is carrying out "fake encounters after fake encounters".

Subodh Kumar Singh, who initially investigated the 2015 mob lynching of in Dadri, was killed in violence that erupted in on Monday.

A 20-year-old bystander also died in the violent confrontation between a mob of some 400 people, including right-wing activists, and police apparently after the discovery of cow carcasses strewn in a nearby jungle.

Banerjee, the Trinamool chief, expressed sympathy with the family of Singh.

"They have murdered a who was investigating the case. You have seen that day before yesterday they murdered the in district. We sympathise with him. They are carrying out fake encounters after fake encounters and killing people," she said at a public rally in Bajkul in Purba (East) district.

Following the tension in on Monday, Banerjee on Tuesday directed the police to step up vigil near the inter-state boundary to prevent "outsiders" from entering the state and trigger clashes like the one witnessed in

She had asked to set up watchtowers and install CCTV cameras in inter-state boundary areas.

The minister has alleged that people from neighbouring Jharkhand, and Odisha were entering the state and trying to disrupt peace.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 18:40 IST