10 months of Yogi Govt: 33 deaths in 921 encounters, says report

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In the last ten months of the Yogi Government in Uttar Pradesh, there have been 921 encounters which have lead to 33 deaths, reported the Indian Express.

The National Human Rights Commission has also issued a notice to the UP Government in this regard however, they are yet to respond.

On Tuesday, a history-sheeter named Channu Sonkar, in Azamgarh, became the 30th person killed by UP police in encounters in the less than 10 months since March 20, 2017, when the current government took over.

The report also revealed that these 30 persons were killed in 29 encounters while three policemen were killed in separate encounters — out of 921 during that period.

On November 22, the National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the state government over 19 encounters in six months.

Quoting records, the report said that at least 29 encounters took place so far in which ‘wanted men’ were killed. In the month-and-a-half since the notice, eight encounters — three in the new year — have led to the death of eight wanted men and a constable.

The full list of ‘wanted men’ killed in these encounters complied by the Indian Express can be accessed here.

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