The police had been conducting raids throughout the state to hint these on the run. (Representational picture)
Over 140 individuals accused of rape, cow slaughter, kidnapping, unlawful mining and different instances have surrendered earlier than the Rampur district court docket in Uttar Pradesh between June 1 and July 15 amid a crackdown on suspected criminals, police mentioned.
The excessive charge of surrenders was due to a “fear” among the many wrongdoers of going through the “police bullets”, in keeping with a senior officer. As many as 40 of them have been accused of cow slaughter, Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma mentioned.
“About 10 men wanted in cases of gambling, five who were booked for illegal mining also surrendered.”
One other 81 embrace individuals wished in instances of theft, kidnapping or booked underneath the Safety of Youngsters from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, Gangsters Act and the Excise Act, the police official mentioned.
“Overall 146 accused have surrendered in court between June 1 and July 15 to evade arrest by the police,” the officer mentioned.
The SP mentioned the police had been finishing up searches throughout the state to hint these on the run after being booked in numerous instances within the district.
Three encounters between suspected criminals and the police had been reported from the district in western Uttar Pradesh in June, resulting in the arrest of a person accused of raping a six-year-old lady and one other accused of cow slaughter.
“We are carrying out raids continuously to nab the criminals and the increase in surrender rate is probably due to fear of police encounter among them… If they don’t turn themselves in court, they may face police bullets,” the SP mentioned.
“Directions have been issued to the police force here to take strict action in order to ensure law and order in the district. Records are being checked to trace all absconding criminals and efforts being made to arrest them,” he added.
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