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Indian state won’t ease crackdown on crime despite Apple manager’s death

Wife of Vivek Tiwari, a sales manager for Apple, is consoled by her relatives after her husband was shot dead by a police constable in the Gomti Nagar neighbourhood of Lucknow, northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India September 29, 2018. To match Insight INDIA-POLICE/KILLINGS. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

By: Keerthi Mohan

Private security guard Ajit Singh Rana says he supports a police crackdown on gangsters in India’s most populous state, even after cops gunned down an Apple executive at a road stop in what human rights activists say was the latest in a series of extra-judicial killings. Police have said the shooting was an accident, but are adamant there will be no let-up in the anti-crime campaign, which is popular with many people in India’s most politically important state. “Goons and criminals have held back the state for years,” said Rana, 31, who guards a river-front park in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow in the evening and is the supervisor of…

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