Uttar Pradesh has seen a spurt in recent encounters between police and criminals. Earlier this month, UP saw 38 encounter killings by the state police in the just over ten months since the Yogi Adityanath-led government assumed charge. In 25 days, there were 8 killings in 60 encounters. Most of the encounters took place in Lucknow, Shamli, Saharanpur, Baghpat, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Hapur, Kanpur and Meerut. It was also reported that between March 20, 2017, a day after the Yogi Adityanath government took charge, and January 31 this year, the state recorded 1,142 encounters. The total number of arrests made during the period was 2,744. The number of injured is estimated to be 265. A total of 247 police personnel were also injured in the encounter.
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