Two dreaded criminals gunned down in Saharanpur and Noida, tally touches 46

Continuing the crackdown against dreaded criminals, a police encounter in the wee hours of Sunday morning ensured that a dreaded criminal sustained bullet injuries. The criminal had reportedly shot a farmer in Sarsawa and looted Rs. 1 lakh. Around midnight, a resident Nawab Singh from Manhora village under the Titaro police station was returning home carrying cash with him when miscreants stopped him and robbed him near Hussainpur of Sarsawa police station. Resisting the robbery attempt, the bike-borne criminals shot him and fled from the scene. He then called the police control room, which promptly deployed a special team to rescue him.

The miscreants were spotted on Ambala Road moving towards Saharanpur. Taking advantage of the darkness, one of them escaped while the other opened fire. This led to one criminal sustaining bullet injuries. The criminal, identified as Salim, was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment. According to the Uttar Pradesh, the criminal Salim was wanted in 50 cases, some of which included murder, kidnapping and robbery among others. Similarly in Noida, a criminal Shravan Chaudhary was also neutralised by the Uttar Pradesh police.

“Salim is the third dreaded criminal in Saharanpur who has been neutralised over the past months during police encounters,” said Babloo Kumar, senior superintendent of police speaking to the press. The crackdown led to sub-inspector Sachin Sharma sustaining bullet injuries. While speaking to the press, he further added that Salim had been a history-sheeter and was lodged in the Saharanpur and Shamli jails and had cases of murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping against him.

Since the election of Yogi Adityanath as the CM of Uttar Pradesh, the UP Police launched a major crackdown on criminals as they are being tracked down. By sanctioning the mafia-like encounters, the Uttar Pradesh government’s mandate seems to be clear to rid the state of criminals. He had earlier said that criminals in UP had only two choices to either surrender or face police action.