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7 encounters within 72 hours: Yogi Adityanath gives free hand to UP Police for taming criminals

In last 10 months, 31 criminals have been gunned down by police in 921 encounters and more than 2000 goons were sent behind the bars. Also three police personnel have lost their lives in encounters.
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Written by: India TV News Desk Lucknow January 10, 2018 23:17 IST

Armed with the a clear cut go-ahead by the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, the state police teams have been conducting encounters to pin down criminals. 

Just in the first 10 days of 2018, 13 encounters were conducted, killing three notorious criminals. In last 72 hours, seven encounters took place in which one wanted criminal was neutralised and more than 12 others were arrested.

Ever since Yogi Adityanath assumed the office of CM in March last year, police officials are cracking down against outlaws. 

In last 10 months, 31 criminals have been gunned down by police in 921 encounters and more than 2000 goons were sent behind the bars. Also three police personnel have lost their lives in encounters.

Also Read: Criminals will either be jailed or killed in police encounters, says CM Yogi

Under the Gangster Act, the government officials have seized assets worth Rs 125 crore.

Alone in Meerut, 362 encounters took place in which 20 criminals were killed and 792 others were arrested.

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