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Shoot Madi! Is The Bangalore Police Getting Trigger Happy?

As the tech city swerves out of crime control, Bangalore police, wanting in numbers, send a trigger-happy alarm with 30 shootings in 2018

Shoot Madi! Is The Bangalore Police Getting Trigger Happy?
Photograph by Jitender Gupta
Shoot Madi! Is The Bangalore Police Getting Trigger Happy?
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2019-01-19T12:02:07+05:30

It’s well past midnight on a Friday but the outer ring road cutting through Bangalore’s tech corridor still has a steady flow of traffic. IT workers returning home after wrapping up their assignments for the weekend; friends heading back after a night of pubbing; Ubers and Olas taking passengers to and from the airport. Large glass-fronted buildings—many of them fully lit up at that late hour—line this stretch. At a police station next to a tech park, a young, quarrelling couple is registering a complaint, with an elderly parent in tow. Nearby, some decoy cops are out on the road, posing as late-shift techies and hoping to trap muggers, especially those offering lifts in cabs.

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