Lucknow, Oct 7 (IANS) A delegation of the Samajwadi Party met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday to raise the issue of the veracity of killings of criminals in gunfights in the state.
Quoting allegations of the family of Sumit Gujjar, recently killed by police in a gun battle in Greater Noida, SP leaders said that Naik, as the constitutional head of the state, should direct the Yogi Adityanath government to ensure that there are no staged and fake gunfights.
There have been more than 450 gunfights between police and criminaks in the state since the Yogi Adityanath led government was sworn-in in March.
As many as 18 hardened criminals have been shot dead while 1,104 criminals have been arrested and 88 policemen injured. One sub-inspector died in a gun battle with dacoits in Chitrakoot. Police have however been denying allegations that these gunfights were staged.
The delegation which comprised of former ministers Rajendra Chowdhary, Ahmad Hasan and state SP President Naresh Uttam also raised concerns over the law and order in the state.
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