Over 1,000 arrested in night-long drive against crime

August 3rd, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 3(IANS) The Uttar Pradesh police Sunday announced arrests of 1,347 people in a night-long drive against crime across the state. “The drive was conducted throughout the state to catch those involved in committing dacoities and thefts,” Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Brijlal told IANS.

In the drive Saturday night 1,347 people were arrested and criminal cases were lodged against 974 others, he added.

“The police also arrested many of them planning to commit thefts and some were caught red-handed while trying to trespass private properties,” Brijlal added.

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