Friday, 19 October, 2018

Investigation

Dead gangsters

UP encounters: Killed at 11 pm but watch shows 7; another shot dead after 7 years in jail

Since Yogi govt began its 'encounter drive', the district has seen 7 killings. In every case, accomplices of the gangster escaped through sugarcane fields.
Haneefa Begum, mother of encounter victim Aslam Ali

Encounters in UP: Man who went to ‘surrender’ killed, mother who heard cops ‘finish’ son...

Four of the six encounters in Shamli district since July 2017 feature discrepancies, unexplained injuries, and allegations of torture and political vendetta.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath with DGP OP Singh and AGP Anand Kumar during the launch of UP 100 vehicles

In Yogi’s ‘encounter Pradesh’ dead gangsters tell tales of torture and fishy bullet wounds

Since the BJP government took over in March last year, 39 alleged gangsters have been killed in encounters. None of them was on the ‘most wanted’ list.
Potted cannabis plants | Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

High time India, the land of bhang, legalises marijuana

Regulation allows cannabis buyers to know what they’re consuming and moderate their intake, in the same way that a drinker can distinguish and choose between a whiskey and a beer.
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.