Lucknow :Since Adityanath govt took reins of Uttar Pradesh, there have taken place 10,814 police encounters and a total of 179 shot to death.
The highest number of encounter deaths occurred in Meerut with 63 people killed. In Varanasi that figure is 20 and in Agra 14.
13 policemen have died in these encounters. 4947 criminals have been injured in this period and 1429 policemen sustained wounds. The Opposition, including the Samajwadi Party, are critical of these killings. The SP leader, Ramgopal Yadav, said when public pressure mounts, and cops fail to book culprits, they target the innocent.