In a bizarre move by the Uttar Pradesh police, the policeman who shouted ‘thain thain’ to scare criminals away during a recent encounter in Sambhal has been recommended for an award. Sub inspector Manoj Kumar is believed to have boosted the morale of fellow policemen during the encounter.
Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad has written a letter in this regard to the Director General of Police. According to the SP, the move by Manoj Kumar to shout out ‘thain thain’ after a pistol got jammed acted as a booster for the morale of other policemen who were part of the encounter.
Police team involved in the encounter last week faced a serious situation when the revolver of one of the cops got jammed while they were chasing some notorious criminals in Sambhal.
#WATCH: Police personnel shouts 'thain thain' to scare criminals during an encounter in Sambhal after his revolver got jammed. ASP says, 'words like 'maaro & ghero' are said to create mental pressure on criminals. Cartridges being stuck in revolver is a technical fault'. (12.10) pic.twitter.com/NKyEnPZukh
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After realising that the revolver of one of his men had got stuck, the ASP started shouting words like "maaro, ghero" to create a mental pressure on the criminals who vanished in the tall bushes taking advantage of the situation.
Soon, other policemen too joined their superior and started shouting "thain, thain" to scare criminals hiding there.
The entire incident was caught on camera and later shared on social media platforms.