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Almost 5,500 criminals have got their bail cancelled in last 10 months of Yogi's rule in UP fearing police action
The criminals of Uttar Pradesh are spending sleepless nights under Yogi Adityanath's rule in the state. In fact, they aren't even sure which bullet of the encounter specialist UP Police would have their name written on it!

Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police Om Prakash Singh, on Sunday, said that nearly 5,500 criminals had got their bail cancelled fearing "action" by UP Police.

DGP Singh, who was in Agra to chair a crime review meeting with officials, informed that the Special Task Force (STF) had made dedicated efforts to crackdown on criminals in the state.

Singh said, "During 10 months from March 2017 to January 2018, UP Police has conducted 1331 encounters. In these encounters, 3091 wanted criminals have been arrested and 43 gunned down. Out of these, 50 per cent had rewards declared on them. Many of these people had been absconding for a long time. Fearing action against them, a total of 5409 criminals during these 10 months got their bail cancelled by surrendering in courts."

The DGP said that while over 60 incidents of group clashes, including those of communal nature, were being reported on Holi since 2013, this year only 14 such incidents were reported from all across Uttar Pradesh.

"Proper planning and proactive policing is the main reason why festival of Holi was celebrated in the state in a free and peaceful manner. On the appeal of police officials, Muslim leaders changed timing of significant Friday prayers to ensure no law and order situation takes place. Through social policing, we will continue to ensure peaceful conduct of all the festivals and public events," said DGP Singh.

While talking about cases of crime against women, Singh said that statutory action had been taken in 3,400 such cases. He said, "Anti-Romeo Squads have put in check cases of eve-teasing and harassment at public places. In 10 months, 26 lakh people have been questioned and warned by these special squads. Police emergency service, UP 100, has also played a crucial role in ensuring women's safety."

DGP Singh further informed that out of the total 13,624 cases registered under the Gangster and Anti-Social Activities Act, action had been taken in 12,600 cases.

The senior police chief said, "In 199 cases, property of people involved in anti-social activities has been seized. Total worth of seized property is over Rs 94 crore. Besides 95 per cent of serious crime cases registered in the past 11 months have been worked out."

The Yogi Adityanath government, which during the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh last year, had promised to rid the state of crime and restore law and order, seems to be well on its way to achieving the goal.

Despite coming under fire from opposition parties for the alarmingly high number of encounters being carried out in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath had informed the Legislative Council last month that encounters by UP Police would continue. This attitude of the state administration has compelled the criminals of the state to raise the white flag.

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