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Gunning for goons, Yogi raj puts its foot down on mafia raj in UP
Police took action against Mukhtar Ansari, Atiq Ahmed & 25 other mafias - More than Rs 1K crore worth immovable and illegal assets of criminals seized in four years
Lucknow: In 2017, when Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ascended to power in the state he had announced that a police of zero tolerance towards crime will be followed by the state government.
He said that the culprits would either be behind the bar or would be outside the state.
Soon after the announcement, the UP police started breaking havoc on the mafia and notorious criminals and took action against big notorious criminals like Mukhtar Ansari and Atiq Ahmed as well as 25 other mafias in the state.
The police didn’t stop at nabbing the head of mafia gangs but also the associates of the gangs.
The UP police were not only taking strict actions in cases registered against well known criminals, it was also lobbying strongly on behalf of the government so that these criminals can be punished by the law as soon as possible.
In one such case, the court has sentenced Mafia Akash Jat to 3 and 7 years imprisonment in two different cases while his accomplice Amit Bhura has been sentenced to 3 years and 1 year in the two cases.
Under the Yogi government, the UP police have seized more than Rs. 1000 crore worth immovable and illegal assets of more than 25 criminals on whom cases have been filed under the Gooda Act.
The cost of demolishing illegal properties and evacuating possession of assets are also being recovered from the criminals itself.
The value of the assets collected by these criminal by means of criminal activities amounted to a staggering Rs. 537 crore.
The state government has also revoked 190 arms license of criminals, family members and their allies.
By December 2020, 3,699 arrests were made and about 11,930 cases were filed against them under the Goonda Act.
Apart from Goonda Act, case on NSA Act was also filed against 534 arrested criminals.Actions being taken involve demolition of illegal slaughter house, illegal fish trading, intensive efforts to free government land from illegal occupation, etc.