LUCKNOW: There's been an unprecedented decline in incidents of crime in Uttar Pradesh, state police tweeted hours after Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government alleging that criminals are "roaming around freely, doing whatever they want".
“Strict action has been taken against culprits accused of serious crimes by UP Police. In two years, 9225 criminals have been arrested and 81 killed. Properties worth nearly 2 billion has been confiscated under the National Security Act. There has been an unprecedented decline in incidents of robbery, murder, and kidnapping,” tweeted UP Police in hindi.
गम्भीर अपराधों में यूपी पुलिस द्वारा अपराधियों के विरुद्ध कठोर कार्यवाही की गयी है
2 वर्षों में 9225 अपराधी गिरफ़्तार हुए और 81 मारे गये हैं |रासुका में प्रभावी कार्यवाही कर लगभग 2 अरब की सम्पत्ति ज़ब्त की गयी है
डकैती, हत्या, लूट एवं अपहरण जैसी घटनाओं में अप्रत्याशित कमी आई है https://t.co/DE9KmtRBtK
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) June 29, 2019
UP Police was responding to Priyanka' previous tweet in Hindi, where she alleged that criminals have been given a free hand in the state.
"In entire Uttar Pradesh criminals are roaming around freely, doing whatever they wish. Criminal incidents continue to happen but it has fallen on deaf ears of the BJP government. Has the Uttar Pradesh government surrendered before criminals?" the Congress general secretary tweeted.
पूरे उत्तर प्रदेश में अपराधी खुलेआम मनमानी करते घूम रहे हैं। एक के बाद एक अपराधिक घटनाएँ हो रही हैं। मगर उ.प्र. भाजपा सरकार के कान पर जूँ तक नहीं रेंग रही।
क्या उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने अपराधियों के सामने आत्मसमर्पण कर दिया है? pic.twitter.com/khYP4eZam2
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 29, 2019
This is not the first time that the Congress General Secretary has slammed the Yogi Adityanath government over deteoriating law and order situation in the state. Last week she questioned the government over the increase in crime against women and girls. Surjewala also on Sunday slammed the over alleged atrocities against women and girls, alleging that "jungle raj-like eclipse" has been cast over law and order in the state. On Thursday, she took another swipe at the state government for not fulfilling its promises of clearing dues of sugarcane farmers.