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Murder in uniform

Given a free hand to go after criminal gangs, the police are now trigger-happy, says a former IG.

On September 28, Uttar Pradesh police chief O.P. Singh proclaimed that "sanskari" police personnel -- vegetarians and teetotallers of good character -- would be posted on duty at the Kumbh mela in Allahabad next January. The DGP's pointless attempt to project his force as a 'cultured' unit became

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