UP continues spate of encounters, 2 more killed in 24 hours

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 25, 2018, 03:48 AM(IST)

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A history-sheeter, who was carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was shot by police and later died at the hospital, in an encounter with the Uttar Pradesh police in Noida on Saturday night.

The dead criminal has been identified as Shravan Chaudhay.

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One police personnel was also injured in the encounter. 

The police recovered an AK-47 from the dead criminal. 

In another encounter in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, a wanted criminal with a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head was killed while another managed to escape in an encounter with police last night.

One police personnel was also injured.

Police are on the look-out for the absconding criminal.

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.

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