Claiming that the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has been improving since the BJP came to power in March, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that criminals will “either be sent to jail or killed in police encounters”.
Addressing a rally at Ramleela Ground in Ghaziabad for the upcoming civic polls, he said, “Hum unka jeena haram kar denge. Uske liye do hi jagah hongi phir. Ya toh pradesh ke jail honge. Ya phir police ki mutbhed mein Yamraj ka ghar uski jagah hogi. (We will make life difficult for criminals. They will have only two places to go. Either they will be sent to jail or killed in police encounters and sent to Yamraj's house),”.
Adityanath said that the first challenge before him when he took charge as the CM was to control crime in the state, adding that stability in law and order is attracting investment in the state.
Addressing the rally, CM Adityanath referred to the ban on illegal slaughterhouses as among the most important decisions taken by his government, apart from successfully organising the Kanwar Yatra in July.
A few days back, UP Police had released a data and claimed that a total of 420 different encounters took place in the state with the highest 193, recorded in Meerut zone, 84 in Agra, 60 in Bareilly, 44 in Kanpur, 19 in Allahabad, 11 in Varanasi, seven in Lucknow and two in Gorakhpur from March 20 to September 14.
CM Adityanath will campaign in Deoria and Ghazipur on Sunday to woo voters ahead of the crucial civic polls.