- Special foot patrolling drive was conducted across UP from April to September
- Inspection conducted at over 38 lakh locations, more than 2cr suspects searched
By Our Correspondent
Lucknow: The foot patrolling carried out by Uttar Pradesh Police in line with the Yogi government’s zero-tolerance policy against mafia, criminals, and crime has played a vital role in establishing peace in the state. Notably, a comprehensive police foot patrolling campaign was carried out across the state from April to September, which led to the identification of suspects as well as recovery of a wide range of illegal items, including weapons and illicit liquor.
For the last six months (from April to September), police teams including SP, ASP, CO, station in charge/inspector, sub-inspector and head constable/constable and home guard checked 38,93,386 locations during the foot patrolling in the entire state, while 2,09,31,904 suspects were searched, 7,86,33 cases were registered and 8,84,86 accused were arrested.
During this period, 17,690 illegal weapons and 7,416 illegal vehicles were also recovered, in addition to 9,85,186 bottles of illicit liquor. Furthermore, 15,04,977 parents of miscreants and youths were called and released after warning while 6,79,534 illegal encroachments were demolished.
Police patrol force checked over 32 lakh locations in eight zones
DGP Vijay Kumar said that as per the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the police have been conducting foot patrols to combat criminal activities and ensure the safety of women. In the last six months, a foot patrolling campaign has been conducted at both the zone and commissionerate levels.
During the patrolling in all eight zones of the state, 32,39,791 places were checked, while 1,58,71,828 suspects were searched. At the same time, 72,306 cases were registered whereas 81,270 accused were arrested and sent behind bars. During this period, 16,463 illegal weapons were recovered, while 6404 illegal vehicles were confiscated. Furthermore, 9,78,782 litres of illicit liquor was also seized in the campaign
Additionally, during checking at intersections, malls and other places, parents of 12,61,677 youths were called and released with a warning. Apart from this, 5,62,432 illegal encroachments were demolished during police patrolling. Among the eight zones, the Lucknow zone took the most significant action during the campaign. Gorakhpur followed in second place, with Varanasi in third, Bareilly in fourth, and the Kanpur zone in fifth place.
Over 7000 accused were arrested after inspection
During foot patrolling across the seven commissionerates of the state, a total of 653,595 locations were inspected in which 50,60,076 suspects were searched. As a result, 6,327 cases were officially registered and 7,216 accused were arrested and sent behind bars. A total of 1,227 illegal weapons were recovered during the exercise while 1,012 unauthorized vehicles were confiscated.
Furthermore, 6,404 litres of illicit liquor were seized during the campaign. Additionally, while conducting checks at intersections, malls and various other locations, the parents of 2,43,300 youth were contacted and released with a warning.
Moreover, the campaign led to the demolition of 1,17,102 illegal encroachments. Among the seven commissionerates, the Lucknow Commissionerate took the most significant action during the campaign. Varanasi followed in second place, with Kanpur in third, Agra in fourth, and Gautam Buddha Nagar Commissionerate in fifth place.