You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Top News

UP cops take aim with pistols, rifles to ‘check’ motorists

DNMUM438241 | 6/25/2019 | Author : Khalid Riyaz | WC :313 | India

At gunpoint | Police in yogi land take to a novel but questionable technique to fight crime
Zee Media Newsroom
Cops in Uttar Pradesh’s Badayun district have begun checking motorists at gunpoint after being instructed to do so by their senior officials. With pistols and/or rifles firmly pointed at every motorist halted for checking, cops say this is a precautionary measure although many others say that it is nothing short of intimidation.
While the state of UP is notorious for its nefarious criminal record, cops here are leaving nothing to chance and have begun halting vehicles in Badayun at gunpoint. Many of the motorists are asked to get out of their cars or get off their bikes and are frisked - all with either rifles or pistols firmly pointed at them. The checking has also been filmed on mobile phones by the cops in several instances.

Read full story


Copyright restricted. Under license from www.dnasyndication.com   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Top News

‘If Kargil comes again, we are well-prepared’
DNMUM439403 | 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Zee Media Newsroom | WC :101

Like all good Generals, we are prepared to fight the last war. If Kargil comes again, we are very well prepared.
In case required, we can do all weather bombing even through clouds very accurately. We have seen an attack carried out on
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Court orders 19-yr-old to ‘distribute 5 Qurans’
DNMUM439404 | 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Madan Singh | WC :187

In a unique judgement to teach a lesson against spreading communal hate, a magistrate court in Ranchi on Tuesday granted bail to 19-year-old Richa Bharti on the condition that she donate a copy of Quran to Anjuman Islamia Committee and four copies to
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Potential of India’s water infra schemes: $270 bn
DNMUM439405 | 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sanjay Jog | WC :388

In what comes as a shot in the arm for the Narendra Modi government’s flagship project -- strengthen water infrastructure -- a report published by Bank of America Merrill Lynch claims that it will have an investment potential worth $270 billion ov

Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Indian airlines can zoom over Pak sky, save money
DNMUM439406 | 7/17/2019 12:00:00 AM | Author : Sidhant Sibal & Anas Mallick | WC :275

Indian carriers will now be able to save time and money, with Pakistan opening its airspace on Tuesday, nearly four-and-half months after shutting it down following the Balakot airstrikes.“Ever since Pakistani airspace was closed, we had to rerout

Add To LightboxCalculate Price