The Yogi Adityanath Government came to power in Uttar Pradesh with a promise to put the criminals behind bars and restore law and order. And it looks like the BJP government is well on its way to achieving the poll promise.
The encounter specialist UP Police has instilled fear in the hearts of criminals. A recent incident in Shamli district proves how petrified criminals are of the police wrath.
According to an ANI report, accused of a murder case surrendered before Jhinjhana police fearing that he would be killed in an encounter. The accused said that he had been absconding after committing the crime, but now he is fearing the police and has come to surrender. He said that he fears being killed in an encounter. He also promised not to commit any crime now.
This is not the first such incident either. Recently, in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana town, two criminals, both repeat offenders, carried placards which read that they won’t get involved in any crime in the future and hence, want to be forgiven.
The placards also read that they will work hard to earn money through fair means. The offenders, Salim Ali and Irshad Ahmad, who are accused in several cases of loot and murder, were recently released on bail.
Both of them also handed over an affidavit stating the same to Shamli SP Ajay Pal Sharma. Salim, who has multiple cases of criminal acts against him, said that he wants to leave the crime world to lead a better life. He said that even though many cases are registered against him at the Shamli and Kairana police stations, he doesn’t want to be hunted like other criminals.
Now extolled as "encounter cop", Shamli SP Sharma has received accolades from various quarters for his "bravery".
He was given a chariot ride by local residents after Shamli Police had gunned down two dreaded criminals in two successive encounters in July-August last year.
Sharma has received appreciation from chief minister Yogi Adityanath in the past, who in a poll rally in Saharanpur, claimed that the new law and order in place has stopped "Kairana-like exoduses" with local traders now heaving a sigh of relief.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar had also felicitated him at a religious function in Karnal later.
Shamli has seen four dreaded criminals being gunned down and more than 24 receiving bullet injuries in a spate of encounters in the past ten months.
According to the official record, as many as 1,142 encounters have taken place between March 20, 2017 and January 31 this year. Roughly half of them took place in Meerut zone, which has eventually added maximum to the tally of 38 criminals being gunned down ever since the new government came to power.
Watch video: Wanted gangster surrender before Shamli police due to fear of encounter