Two men were shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday in an early morning encounter that is on camera as journalists were “invited” before the shooting and allowed to film it. Video footage from the encounter site in Aligarh shows policemen armed with guns taking aim and firing. The police claim they had been looking for the two men — Mustakim and Naushad — for some days.
They were accused in at least six murders in the last month, the police said. “This happened around 6:30 in the morning. Two men on a bike passed a police team and when we tried to stop them, they fired at us. We gave chase and they went and hid in an abandoned government office building about four kilometres away. They were firing at us from there too. We got reinforcements. When we fired, both of these people got hit and they were declared dead in hospital. One of our officers was also wounded,” said Ajay Sahani, Aligarh’s police chief.
Video Courtesy: Times of India