Panic surfaced in UP's Hamirpur district after dozens of bodies were seen floating in the Yamuna River on May 10. Many locals alleged it as the government's attempt to hide the official COVID death numbers. However, Hamirpur’s Assistant Superintendent of Police Anoop Kumar Singh said the locals were disposing the bodies in the sacred river instead of cremating them owing to religious sentiments and COVID fears.
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has received a death threat on the UP Police's emergency WhatsApp dial number 112. The police said the message, received on April 29 from an unknown sender, read that the CM has "only four days left". Meanwhile, the police have constituted a special surveillance team to track the source of the messages and arrest the sender. Notably, the CM is backed with 'Z+' VVIP security.
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A viral video showcasing UP policemen allegedly snatching an oxygen cylinder from a 17-year-old boy, utilizing it to treat his ailing mother at a private COVID-19 facility. Reportedly, the police gave cylinder to a VIP after which the teenager's mother died due of lack of oxygen. The video displays boy kneeling down & pleading in front of the policemen.However, ADG Rajiv Krishna ensured to take strict action against the guilty.… read-more
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At least 5 people were reported dead after a train crashed into three vehicles at a manned level crossing on April 22 in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur district. Reportedly, the crossing gate was open which led to the Lucknow-Chandigarh Super Fast Express run over a mini truck with the victims inside. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences and offered Rs 2 lakh compensation to the deceased.
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Uttar Pradesh's Meerut Police on April 3 shot a gangrape accused while he tried to escape police custody after snatching pistol. Reportedly, two among the four accused who were arrested attempted escape while the police was on the way to court. However, the police apprehended both and rushed the injured accused Lakhan to hospital. Notably, the rape victim died as she was forced to consume poison after being raped.… read-more
In a tragic incident, seven people drowned in Uttar Pradesh on March 29 while taking bath post Holi celebrations. Among the deceased, five belonged to Deoria and two to Fatehpur district. While the deceased from Deoria drowned in the Chhoti Gandak and Saryu rivers in two different mishaps, the Fatehpur accident took place in river Ganga. Sending the dead bodies for postmortem, the police is tracing another missing individual from Fatehpur… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh Etah district police on March 28 started a probe into a weird claim by certain officials that rats caused disappearance of 1,450 cartons of seized liquor from a strongroom. Reportedly, the Kotwali Dehat police officials, in a general diary, had mentioned that 239 cartons were damaged by rodents. However, senior officials called it an act to "cover the good-up". Meanwhile, two officials from the police station concerned have been… read-more
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Challenging the opposition's campaign against the UP government's law and order, a recent data revealed by the National Crime Records Bureau, claims reduced crime rate in the state. The state registered lowest crimes against the women compared to the 21 major states in the country. Reportedly, the rape cases in the state also reduced by 45.43% in 2020 and recorded the highest conviction in cyber-crimes.
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Always in news for its humorous awareness posts, Uttar Pradesh's dedicated helpline 'Call 112' has resolved to protect stray animals from being tinted in colours this Holi. Taking to Facebook, the handle posted a dog's photo reading, "Mere paas khud ke rang hain. Aapke rang nahin chahiye" (I have my own colours. Don't need yours) with colour codes of a tricoloured dog. The 'Call 112' helpline successfully helped 56 lakh Uttar Pradesh… read-more
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The Uttar Pradesh government on March 11 ordered the immediate removal of religious structures or encroachments on public roads including highways. The order also directed district officials to ensure the structures constructed before January 1, 2011 are shifted to donated or private lands owned by the management of that structure. Besides, it stated any disobedience by the officials will be considered as criminal contempt because the… read-more
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