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UP police accused of ‘fake encounters’, extrajudicial killings

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s flagship crime control operations have come under scrutiny with difficult questions being raised about the legitimacy of police encounters. Allegations of “fake encounters” of people from socio-economically marginal groups in this key North Indian state could hit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s prospects in the run-up to national elections […]