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Police encounters won’t stop in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath

"It is unfortunate that some people are showing sympathy toward criminals. This is dangerous for democracy," said Yogi Adityanath.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Updated: February 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Police encounters won't stop in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Accusing the opposition of sympathising with criminals, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday declared in the state Legislative Council that police encounters in the state would not stop.

Speaking in the House during the Zero Hour, Adityanath pointed towards 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 chief minister said.

He was replying to Devendra Pratap Singh’s (BJP) question on propriety pertaining to the February 13 directive of Chairman Ramesh Yadav asking the Yogi Adityanath 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 Jitendra Yadav 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 chief minister urged the Chair to consider the questions raised by Devendra Pratap Singh. To this, Leader of Opposition Ahmed Hasan (SP) said the Chair 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, Chairman Ramesh Yadav said he would reserve his decision on the question of propriety raised by Singh.

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    Dr.Yogesh Sharma
    Feb 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm
    Yogi Adityanath ji very right. Opposition parties, secularists, communists and Islamists always support the criminals, terrorists and Jihadis. The government should investigate and probe their links with these criminals..
    1. m
      Feb 16, 2018 at 11:50 am
      A Tribute to yogi,all proved potant rulers of U.P. became impotants in creating conginal atmosphere in U.P.,but can produce children But yogi being a sanyasi made his home land fertile ,by removing unnecessary parasites
      1. S
        Feb 16, 2018 at 7:03 am
        Carry on Yogiji. UP needs a strong leadership.
        1. S
          Feb 16, 2018 at 6:59 am
          It's a joke when Samajwadi Party talks about worsening law and order situation. Classic case of pot calling the kettle black.
          1. Deep Salam
            Feb 16, 2018 at 5:33 am
            Welcome yogi ji, continue withe encounters, finally you will reach the ultimate culprits in, the real rogues behind crimes, anti national Gaddars, terrorists hiding behind the political class...just keep the pressure on. I think we need you all over the country, you are the Sudarshan Chakra of Krishna, Narayan, the trishul of Mahadev, sakahat Kali mata... Jai Yogi Jai Bharat Jai hindu
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