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Aligarh encounter was fake, the two youth were picked up from their house on Sept 16: Rihai Manch letter to DGP

Screenshot from the "encounter"
By Our Representative
In a letter to the Uttar Pradesh police chief, civil rights organization Rihai Manch has accused the police of "killing" two youth, Rashid and Irfan, in a fake encounter in a town in Aligarh district. Releasing a video shot by a news agency, the letter, signed by Rihai Manch president Mohammad Shoeb and general secretary Rajiv Yadav, says that the encounter, which the police claims took place in Harduaganj in Aligarh district on September 20, says that, strangely took place after the media was called to watch the scene.
The letter states, the video clearly suggests that the cops were relaxed, which shows that there was no live encounter, as claimed by the police. It quotes family members of the two youth as  claiming that the two were picked up by the police from their houses on September 16. But when the family members reached the police station to find out about them, they were told, the two had fled. However, according to the family members, they suspect, they were in police custody.
Based on these facts, as well as the post mortem report, the letter the Rihai Manch has demanded an independent inquiry into the fake encounter.

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