At least 73 criminal have been killed by Uttar Pradesh Police in encounters over the past 22 months under the current Yogi Adityanath government, which came to power in March 2017.
Besides, 4 cops also laid down their lives and 576 policemen sustained wounds in these armed conflicts.
Addressing the joint sitting of the UP legislature’s inaugural day of Budget Session on February 5, Governor Ram Naik said police took action in 3,285 cases, in which 7,626 accused were also arrested, of which 946 criminals were also injured.
Naik claimed the state law and order situation had improved considerably under the present dispensation and common citizens felt secure, while women could also venture out without fear during the night time.
He claimed owing to police action against organised crimes, there had been marked decrease in the number of such incidents over last year.
The Governor informed the process to induct 1,23,619 constables in the police force was underway and 27,000 constables had already completed their training.
The examination to induct 42,000 police personnel had been conducted and results would soon be announced. The process for inducting the remaining nearly 50,000 cops had also been started, he said amid disruption and slogan shouting by the opposition members, who also threw paper balls at him.