In what appears as an embarrassing incident for the Uttar Pradesh police, a video showing cops shouting “thain, thain” to scare a wanted criminal has gone viral.
According to reports, during an operation to nab Rukhsar, a criminal with 18 cases against him, in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal, the pistol of a policeman jammed.
Without taking any chances in the middle of the operation, one of the policemen was forced to mimic the sound of pistols firing to scare Rukhsar. Other cops were seen firing in the air.
“Maaro, maaro, ghero ,thain, thain, (Hit him, hit him, surround, thain, thain),” a cop was heard saying.
Reports say that the incident happened on 12 October in Sambhal, which is around 370 kilometres from Lucknow.
Quoting an ASP rank officer, ANI reports, “Words like ‘maaro and ghero’ are said to create mental pressure on criminals. Cartridges getting stuck in revolver a technical fault.”
Rukhsar was later shot in the leg and captured. He carries a reward of Rs 25,000. A policeman was injured in the process.
The UP police was recently in the news for the murder of an Apple executive in Lucknow’s Gomti Nagar by a policeman for refusing to stop his car during a routine check.
The police as well as the state government were severely criticised for the incident.