Budaun murders: Opposition slams UP government, says 'Can't hide through encounter'

The Budaun double murder case quickly spiraled into a political battleground. Leaders from various parties exchanged scathing remarks, each blaming the other for the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
Budaun murders: Opposition slams UP government, says 'Can't hide through encounter'
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Two young boys were brutally murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun district by a local barber, who was later killed in a police encounter. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, quickly escalated into a political battleground with parties pointing fingers at each other over the deteriorating law and order situation.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) launched a scathing attack on the ruling BJP, accusing it of failing to maintain law and order in the state.

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Yogi Adityanath government's handling of the situation, stating, "Two brothers lost their lives... The government’s failure cannot be hidden through an encounter."

His uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav echoed the sentiment, declaring that the incident is indicative of the complete collapse of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

Union Minister Giriraj Singh defended the Yogi government's swift action against the perpetrator, asserting that lawbreakers are not spared in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress leader Surendra Rajput joined the chorus of criticism against the state government, describing the situation as "jungle raj" and calling for the government's resignation due to its inability to protect its citizens.


"Sajid told my wife Sangeeta that he needed Rs 5,000 for his wife's delivery. When my wife went inside to get the money, Sajid went to the roof of the house. Moments later, Javed also reached the roof and they called my two sons to the roof," the FIR states.

"When my wife came out with the money, she saw Sajid and Javed coming downstairs with a knife. Seeing my wife, they said 'I have done my work today' and tried to escape from the spot," the FIR reads.

Police have booked both Sajid and Javed for murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Budaun murders: Opposition slams UP government, says 'Can't hide through encounter'

"Our team chased him after receiving information about his location. He opened fire on our team upon being confronted by our Special Operations Group (SOG) and police station personnel. He sustained a bullet injury in retaliatory firing and succumbed to his wounds," the official said.

Source: India Today

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