Lucknow: Soon after taking over six years ago, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the UP Police to implement a zero-tolerance policy for crime to strengthen the state’s deteriorating law and order situation and crack down on unbridled criminals.
As a result of effective policing and improved law and order situation in the state, in GIS-23, investment proposals totaling to Rs 34.09 lakh crore were received by the state. At the same time, foreign investors promised to play a significant role in transforming the state into New India’s growth engine.
In six years, 175 dreaded criminals were killed in the encounter and 4808 were injured. Since 2017, the UP Police have conducted 10,531 encounters, resulting in the arrest and imprisonment of 22,597 criminals. During the encounters, 13 brave police officers also lost their lives while 1,398 police officers were injured in the line of duty.
The UP Police carried out demolitions of illegal properties as part of their commitment to making the state crime-free. They also seized criminals’ illegal property. Under the Gangster Act, the police also seized movable and immovable properties worth Rs.90 billion 22 crore 33 lakh. In addition, the police seized illegally obtained properties by the mafia and criminals worth more than 2819 crores. Furthermore, the action was taken against 63,055 criminals under the Gangster Act and 836 under the NSA.
Yogi government’s top priority is to curb crime against women
The Yogi government is determined to put a stop to crime against women and bring them to justice as soon as possible. For this, special preference was given to women police personnel in the Police department. In six years, the government recruited more than 33,000 women police personnel in the UP Police.
Along with this, appointing a total of 15130 women police personnel in 1518 police stations of the state, allocation of 10378 female beats was done. According to the NCRB report, UP is leading in country in giving punishment for crimes against women at 59.1 percent.
For crimes against women out of a total 4579 accused, 487 were given life imprisonment, 1016 were given 10 years and more than 10 years imprisonment and 3076 accused were given less than 10 years imprisonment. 79 women police post counseling centers in 74 districts of the state were established and many of these police outposts were given the status of police stations.
More than 1.64 lakh policemen recruited
Taking forward the mantra of development, service, security and good governance in the Yogi government 2.0, the police commissionerate system was implemented in many districts of the state. At present, commissionerate system has been implemented in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Kanpur Nagar, Varanasi, Agra, Ghaziabad and Prayagraj of the state.
Besides, more than 1 lakh 64 thousand officers were recruited over six years to strengthen the police force. Along with this, the Yogi government has established 114 new police stations in the state to facilitate registration of complaints.
Furthermore, 114 New Police Stations, 163 Police Posts, 6 new Women’s Police Stations, 16 new cyber crime stations, 10 new branches of Vigilance Establishment, 90 new fire stations and 2 water police posts have been established whereas 4 new Economic Offenses Unit police stations have been sanctioned. For effective control over the incidents of human trafficking, 40 anti-human trafficking units have been converted into police stations.
For effective control over incidents of electricity theft, 11 anti-electricity police stations have been established in all the districts. The process of establishing police lines in Hapur, Chandauli, Auraiya, Sambhal, Shamli, Amroha, Amethi, Kasganj has started.