A video of Uttar Pradesh Police personnel mimicking gun sounds to scare criminals during a live encounter has gone viral on social media platforms. In the video, a cop is seen attempting to scare the criminals by trying to create gun sounds using his voice after his pistol developed a technical snag and was unable to fire.
The reported incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district.
Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Additional Superintendent of Police, Sambhal, was quoted by Economic Times, “Words like ‘maaro and ghero’ are said to create mental pressure on criminals. Cartridges being stuck in revolver is a technical fault.”
The cops were able to arrest a criminal by shooting in the leg. One policeman also sustained injuries.
#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
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 13, 2018
But the video, posted by news agency ANI, has left Twitterati in splits. One user wrote mockingly, “Is it “thain thain” or “dishkyoon” ? Bollywood got it wrong all these years. Damn!!” Another user wrote, “This is real ground level comedy we need. kudos up police.” “Just show the poor state of police which they are in and operating,” wrote another user.
However, there were many, who appreciated the courage shown by the cops even under adverse condition. One user commented, “Really appreciated !!! Nice presence of mind.” Another commented, “A good technique. Government should consider a much better quality of arms to support our brave policemen who also acts to save our lives.”
The police in Uttar Pradesh have come under severe criticism from human rights activists for carrying out frequent encounters with many alleging that the men in uniform were also gunning down innocent people because of their religious backgrounds.