Ghaziabad: Around 34,606 criminals have been sentenced in last one year in Uttar Pradesh, DGP (Prosecution) Surya Pratap Singh said here on Saturday.
"The number of people who have been sentenced in last one year is more than one lakh. Leaving out the shorter sentences, this number stands at 34,606," he said.
6,244 people have been sentenced for more than 10 years in jail of which 33 for committing serious crimes, he added.
In Ghaziabad during this period, he said, 736 criminals were sentenced for less than 10 years and 162 for over 10 years.
Singh also hailed the role of witnesses in expediting the trial process.
"The witnesses also play an important role in expediting the trial process. In a case in Hapur, the trial process took mere 13 days, which is exemplary," said Singh.