Police no more Dabangg in Uttar Pradesh, attacks on rise
Agra/Lucknow: The attacks on police personnel in the state during present Samajwadi Party regime have reached a new high which is reflective of the deteriorated conditions of law and order in Uttar Pradesh.
At least 200 cases of attack on the police had been reported each of the four year rule of Akhilesh Yadav-led government in the state, according to official statistics.
Figures of attacks made during SP rule:
- Police were attacked 202 times in 2012-13
- 264 times in 2013-14
- 300 times in 2014-15
- 278 times in 2015-2016
Figures of attack made during BSP rule:
- Police were attacked 75 times in 2007-08
- 101 times in 2008-09
- 103 times in 2009-10
- 124 times in 2010-11
- 144 times in 2011-12
Two recent cases in which police were attacked:
One cop injured, on Sunday night, in an exchange of fire between policemen and robbers at Nagla village under Saiyan police station in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh.
Two miscreants were also injured in the clash.
- Police chased a group of criminals when they were trying to escape after robbing a truck.
- The robbers open fired at the police force.
- The policemen retaliated and cross fired at the miscreants.
- Eventually, two of them were arrested by the police while the others managed to flee.
- Injured Sub Inspector Amit was rushed to a private hospital while the miscreants were sent to Sarojini Naidu Hospital of Agra for treatment.
- Senior police officials, along with forces, reached the spot as soon as they were informed about the matter.
- A combing operation had been conducted in nearby localities to nab the absconding criminals.
- Superintendent of Police (SP) Preetinder Singh said that the group consisted of 4-6 persons.
- The group is under suspicion of previous many robbery cases in Agra.
- Singh also said that they have cases registered against them in Firozabad and Hathras districts of UP.
In another case, a Sub Inspector namely R P Dwivedi, on Monday in the wee hours, was attacked by criminals when he spotted them breaking lock of a shop at Hind Nagar locality under Sarojini Nagar station limits in Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh.
Circle officer of Sarojini Nagar Sudhir Kumar said that Dwivedi was shot in his back by one of the thieves when he clutched another one. Dwivedi was eventually admitted to Trauma Centre of the city.