The Uttar Pradesh Police has decided to award the 'valour' of a Sambhal sub-inspector who mimicked the sound of a gunshot after his pistol jammed during an encounter with criminals.
The video of the incident, that happened on 12 October, recently surfaced on social media. In the video, Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar can be heard shouting 'maaro, maaro, ghero, thain, thain' with the intention of scaring the criminals.
#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
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The police department has lauded Kumar's actions and has hailed the incident as an exemplary "act of bravery". Kumar's name has been sent for a commendation disc and certificate from the director general of Uttar Pradesh police, reported The Times of India.
Speaking about the incident, a senior cop had told ANI, "This was due to a technical glitch of the weapon that the officer was carrying, such things are not new and may happen at times. With regard to the cop shouting, it is a tact to deal with criminals mentally and create pressure on them to surrender." During the course of the encounter, one police personnel sustained injuries, while a criminal was also nabbed after being shot.
The said criminal was wanted in a number of robbery cases and was carrying an award of Rs 25,000 on his head.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Oct 18, 2018 13:06:21 IST