New Delhi: The Yogi Government has been criticized for allowing a ‘staggering’ number of encounters to curb crime in the state. However, the Police while patting themselves amid criminals surrendering tweeted, ” Police se nahi, crime se darr lagta hai sahab (I am scared of crime and not the police).”
The tweet is a clear inspiration from the Bollywood movie Dabaang.
पुलिस से नहीं, क्राइम से डर लगता है साहेब !! pic.twitter.com/HXmfRafCzN
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) February 16, 2018
The UP Police self appraisal comes after two alleged criminals in Kairana were seen carrying placards that they don’t wish to be shot and pledged reform.
“Main aage bhavishya mein koi apraadh nahi karunga aur mehnat majdoori karke apna aur apne parivaar ka bharan-poshan karunga (I will not get involved in any crime in future and will work hard to take care of my family and myself),” read one of the placards, according to ANI.
Another report mentioned by the UP police in the tweet was that of an alleged criminal surrendering himself to claim the bounty of Rs 15,000 on himself.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday in the Legislative Assembly said that sympathy towards criminals was ‘dangerous’ for democracy adding that 40 criminals have been killed in 1200 encounters in the state.
Yogi had earlier said that criminals should be answered in the ‘language’ they understand.
The Yogi Adityanath government has been facing criticism over the staggering number of police encounters in the state. On November 22, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also issued a notice to the state government over 19 encounters in six months. Opposition members too have raised the issue in Assembly and Parliament.