Kasganj custodial loss of life: Akhilesh calls for judicial probe, Rahul asks if human rights exist anymore in UP

The Opposition on Wednesday slammed the BJP authorities over the legislation and order scenario in Uttar Pradesh after a youth died in police custody in Kasganj.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “Is there anything called human rights left in Uttar Pradesh?”

Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stated: “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 stated.

Samajwadi President Akhilesh Yadav demanded a judicial probe into 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 stated.

The SP on Wednesday introduced {that a} delegation led by former MLC Aseem Yadav will go to Kasganj and meet the relations of Altaf on Friday. “The six-member delegation will submit a report to the party state leadership,” stated an SP chief.

Earlier, the SP took to Twitter to assault the Yogi Adityanath authorities, calling the incident one other misdeed of UP’s “thoko (trigger-happy) police”.

“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 stated.

A 22-year-old detained over a minor going lacking in Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh was discovered useless at a police station on Tuesday. Five officers of the Kotwali Police Station, together with the SHO, have been suspended over the incident, with police claiming that Altaf had hanged himself with a string from the hood of his jacket, utilizing a water pipe in a bathroom that’s a few toes from the bottom.