As many as 178 listed criminals have been gunned down in change of fireplace in these encounters. Most of them carried money rewards starting from Rs 75,000 to Rs 5 lakh on their arrest.
In phrases of quantity of encounters, Meerut Zone is on the high in the state with the best quantity of 3,152 encounters happening right here since 2017, in which 63 criminals have been killed and 1,708 criminals have been injured, mentioned a authorities spokesperson.
Throughout the state, police arrested as many as 23,069 miscreants following encounters between March 20, 2017 and March 6, 2023. As many as 4,911 criminals obtained injured in these encounters.
As many as 13 cops laid their lives whereas one other 1,424 policemen suffered bullet accidents in the identical interval.
Two criminals carrying money reward of Rs 5 lakh every, 4 carrying reward of Rs 2.5 lakh, two carrying reward of Rs 2 lakh, six with Rs 1.5 lakh and 27 carrying Rs 1 lakh money reward together with a number of others carrying rewards of Rs 75,000 have been gunned down by the police in the final six years.
As quickly as Yogi Adityanath took over the reins of the state, bettering the regulation and order state of affairs in the state turned his precedence.
His authorities adopted a zero-tolerance coverage in opposition to mafia and criminals and intensified crackdown on such parts to strengthen the state’s regulation and order.
“It’s noteworthy that in GIS-23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union dwelling minister Amit Shah and veteran leaders and traders praised the regulation and order state of affairs of UP. The UP Police labored in a deliberate and phased method to curb crime and crack down on criminals and encounter was the largest technique, which created worry among the many criminals, after which they began fleeing from the state,” he mentioned.