Meerut encounter. Photograph:( ANI )
A suspected criminal was injured and another one went absconding during an encounter between police and criminals in Meerut on Monday.
The combing operation to arrest the absconding criminal is underway.
Meerut: One criminal was injured during an encounter between police and criminals. One criminal absconding, combing operation on. (Earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/wmkxJvSdnJ— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 27, 2018
As per official data, ever since the Yogi Adityanath-led government came to power, there have been more than 1100 police encounters in the state.
These shootouts have caused the death of 34 criminals, left 265 injured and led to the arrest of 2744 history-sheeters. On the other hand, four police personnel have been killed and 247 injured in these 10 months.
The UP chief minister had said that police will have full freedom to deal with rising crime rates in the state and asked criminals to either surrender or leave the state. The police promptly launched ‘Operation Clean’ and took no time in beginning to deal with the wanted men.
According to information released by Uttar Pradesh Police, there were 1142 police encounter in Uttar Pradesh between March 20, 2017, and January 31, 2018.