KASGANJ CUSTODIAL DEATH: CONGRESS AND SP SLAMS GOVERNMENT, AKHILESH SEEKS JUDICIAL PROBE

The Opposition leader has risen against the BJP Government in the State of Uttar Pradesh over the death of Althaf, a young Muslim boy who was picked by the Kasganj Police. “Is there anything called human rights left in Uttar Pradesh?” tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after the incident found light on Thursday. Priyanka Gandhi too expressed her side on the incident saying the state tops the country in terms of custodial deaths. “It is clear from incidents like the death of Altaf in Kasganj, Arun Valmiki in Agra, Rajesh Kori in Sultanpur in police custody that the protectors have become devourers. UP tops the country in terms of police custodial death. The law and order situation is in complete disarray under the BJP rule. No one is safe here,” she said.

 

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the suspension of the policemen is not enough, he demanded a judicial probe in the matter. “The death of the youth called for interrogation in the police station is very suspicious. In the name of laxity, suspension of some policemen is a mere eyewash. In this case, a judicial probe should be held to generate confidence on police in the BJP rule,” he wrote. “In UP, under the patronage of the chief minister, criminals and police are committing an encounter of law and order. The guilty policemen should face a murder case and must be punished,” the Samajwadi Party said in its official Twitter handle. 

 

AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi too lashed out at the UP police regarding the incident. “Kasganj incident is before you…Altaf’s father was told that his son died by suicide in the Police station by hanging himself from a 2.5ft high water tap with the help of a string in his hoodie. Kasganj Police killed him. You don’t know to investigate but to murder”, ANI quoted him saying. 

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