On April 14, the Uttar Pradesh Police released data on the number of criminals who were killed in police encounters since March 2017. The names of Atique Ahmed’s son Asad and his assistant, who were killed in a firefight in Jhansi, were also on the list.
All of these encounters happened during the tenure of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. As per the data, more than 10,900 police encounters have occurred in the state since March 2017.
According to the report, 1443 police officers were injured and 13 were murdered during police interactions after 2017. It was stated that eight of the thirteen police officers were killed during the encounter with known mobster Vikas Dubey.
The list now includes Jitendra Kumar, a Misalgarhi, near Ghaziabad, resident. At least six of the twelve criminal cases that Jitendra was of involved theft. In addition, he faced legal action under the Gangsters Act in 2020.
So, here is a list of encounters in Uttar Pradesh during Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s tenure:
List of Encounters in Uttar Pradesh (2017-2023)
According to the list, 23,300 accused criminals have been apprehended, and 5,046 people have been injured. The list also included the names of various politicians as well as the number of cases filed against them. Kuldeep Singh Sengar from Unnao has 28 cases against him, Brijesh Singh, Dhananjay Singh, and Raghuraj Pratap Singh.
|Name of the Criminal||Date of Encounter||Place of Encounter|
|Babendra||19-9-2017||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Sumit Gujjar||3-11-2017||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Aslam||9-12-2017||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Sanjay||19-2-2018||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Shrawan Chaudhary||25-3-2018||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Balraj Bhati||23-4-2018||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Shiv Shakti Naidu||18-2-2020||Meerut|
|Ajay||7-7-2021||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Shivam Yadav||3-10-2022||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
|Kapil Bassi||1-1-2023||Gautam Buddh Nagar|
Uttar Pradesh Police released the list of encounters that happened since 2017. Journalist Piyush Rai of quint shared the encounters list on his Twitter handle.
Major Encounters in Uttar Pradesh
Since Yogi Adityanath became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, big criminals such as Vikas Dubey, Asad Ahmed, and others have been slain in police encounters. So here is a list of five Uttar Pradesh Police encounters that grabbed national headlines.
Anil Dujana, a notorious gangster, was recently slain in a police encounter in Meerut by the UP Special Task Force (STF). Dujana is facing 63 charges, including 18 murders, extortion, looting, land grabbing, and other offenses. The UP Police have Dujana on their most wanted list.
The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested gangster Vikas Dubey, which made national headlines. On July 10, 2020, gangster Vikas Dubey was slain in a confrontation in Kanpur. The altercation erupted after a police truck transporting Dubey from Ujjain to Kanpur overturned and the criminal allegedly attempted to flee.
The son of gangster turned politician Atique Ahmed got killed in a police encounter in Jhasi along with his aide Ghulam Mohammed on April 13, 2023. Asad Ahmed was wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case. A day after Asad Ahmed’s death, his father, Gangster Atique Ahmed, was also murdered by three armed men while police were taking him and his brother for medical examination.
Moti Singh, who was accused of murdering a constable from the Sidhpura police station and injuring a sub-inspector in Kasganj, was murdered in a police encounter on February 21, 2021. He was a history teacher who had nearly 11 criminal complaints filed against him.
Vinod Kumar, who was mentioned in 25 cases, including one of murder, six of attempted murder, and eight of extortion and robbery, was murdered in an encounter with the police on September 30, 2022. He was slain in an exchange of fire with the Uttar Pradesh Police. Ajay Singh, a police constable, was also shot during this event.
Tinku Kapala, the most wanted criminal, was slain by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force during an encounter in Barabanki. Kapala was facing more than a dozen accusations, including robbery, murder, attempted murder, and other serious crimes under the Arms Act.