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Police encounters won't stop: Adityanath

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Accusing the opposition of sympathising with criminals, Minister today declared in the state that police encounters in the state would not stop.

Speaking in the House during the Zero Hour, Adityanath pointed toward the opposition and said everybody knew who gave patronage to criminals.

A total of 40 dreaded criminals have been gunned down in 1200 encounters, and this will continue, the said.

He was replying to Devendra Pratap Singh's (BJP) question on propriety pertaining to the February 13 directive of asking the government to get a CBI probe conducted into three cases, including of two police encounters.

"It is unfortunate that some people are showing sympathy toward criminals. This is dangerous for democracy. The Noida incident which took place on February 3, in which was hit by a bullet was not a police encounter, and police does not count it as an encounter. Even the person affected had endorsed it," Adityanath said.

The urged the to consider the questions raised by

To this, of Opposition (SP) said the had already directed the government to get a CBI probe conducted. "Now it can either recommend a CBI probe or may not do so. What is the relevance of the objection," Hasan asked.

Later, said he would reserve his decision on the question of propriety raised by Singh.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 16:25 IST