A Samajwadi Party (SP) delegation Saturday met Governor Ram Naik, seeking a CBI probe into the death of Baghpat native Sumit Gurjar, whose family has alleged that he was killed by Gautam Buddha Nagar police in a staged encounter at Greater Noida on Tuesday.
The delegation, including state SP president Naresh Uttam Patel, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council, Ahmad Hasan, Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Ram Govind Chaudhary, MLC Ram Sundar Nishad and leader Atul Pradhan, alleged that “fake encounters by the police were being encouraged…” in the state.
Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary, who also a part of the delegation, said the leaders submitted a memorandum to Naik, urging him to “control the situation after considering the deteriorating law and order situation under the BJP government, so that innocent people are not framed in fake cases”.
“The delegation said that innocent people are being killed… fake encounters being encouraged in name of improving law and order,” Chaudhary said in a statement. Seeking a CBI probe into Sumit’s death, delegation claimed that deceased had “no criminal background and the encounter was fake”.