Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party Chief, has accused the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh of conducting a “fake encounter” to eliminate the son of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his associate in Jhansi. The allegations come as the state government has been facing criticism for the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
According to Yadav, the ruling party is trying to divert the attention of the people from the real issues affecting the state. He further stated that the BJP government does not believe in the judiciary and is taking the law into its own hands. Yadav has called for a thorough investigation into the recent encounters and urged that the culprits should not be spared.
The former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh tweeted in Hindi, “With fake encounters, the BJP government is trying to divert attention from the real issues. The BJP does not believe in courts at all. Today’s and recent encounters should also be thoroughly investigated and the culprits should not be spared. Those in power do not have the right to decide what is right or wrong. BJP is against harmony.”
In response to Yadav’s allegations, the Uttar Pradesh government has denied any wrongdoing and stated that the encounter was carried out in self-defense. The police have also claimed that they had been receiving multiple complaints about the accused and that they had no choice but to take action.
This incident has once again raised concerns about the use of encounters by the police in Uttar Pradesh. There have been several instances in the past where the police have been accused of carrying out fake encounters to eliminate alleged criminals.
In conclusion, Akhilesh Yadav’s allegations against the Uttar Pradesh government have once again brought the issue of fake encounters to the forefront. The state government must take these allegations seriously and ensure a fair investigation is conducted to determine the truth.