Yogi Govt instills fear in criminals’ minds, goons surrenders fearing action
A video went viral on the social media, in which a man accused of abduction and carrying of a bounty of Rs.25,000, turned up at a police station in Gonda with a placard hung around his neck and a message scribbled on it – ‘I am surrendering, please don’t open fire at me.’
The criminal Gautam Singh and two other accomplices are accused of the abduction of a chicken-feed trader and demanding a ransom of Rs.20 lakh for his release.
SP, Gonda, Santosh Mishra said after the kidnapping on March 7, the police launched a manhunt for the accused and arrested two accused, Zubair and Raj Kumar Yadav, but the main accused, Gautam Singh, was on the run.
“We announced a reward of Rs.25,000 for any clues on Singh. And as police raids continued across the district, he along with his brother Anil came out of hiding a week later and surrendered at Chhapia thana,” said Mishra.
The gang members, including Gautam, had kidnapped the trader, Sheel Prakash, from his shop and held him hostage in a car for three hours, demanding Rs.20 lakh ransom for his release.
Uttar Pradesh witnessed the lowest crime rate in 2020 in heinous crimes like rape, murder, and theft in the last seven years since 2013. The latest data was released by the National Crime Record Rape cases dipped from 3,050 in 2013 to 2,769 in 2020, registering a decline of almost 10%. Similarly, the number of murders came down from 5,047 in 2013 to 3,779 — a 25% reduction, murders came down from 5,047 in 2013 to 3,779 — a 25% reduction.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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