Despite taking several measures crime has baffled Ghaziabad and many youngsters are taking to crime like never before. Considering these facts, Ghaziabad Police under directions of young IPS & SSP, Vaibhav Krishna and aided by SP City Akash Tomar had launched Operation Knock-Out that had yielded rich dividends for Ghaziabad Police—as many criminals absconding under heinous sections have been rounded up in a time-span of 72 hrs.
Under this operation several notorious criminals have been rounded up who were absconding under different sections. The operation was carried out in close coordination of the top police brass with all circle officers and SHOs of various police stations.
Under the Gangsters Act, the police arrested a total of 19 accused. Out of these, there were 11 accused absconding for 3 months; out of 2 accused absconding for 6-12 months one accused Sonu was arrested by Kavi Nagar cops and one criminal Pankaj Kumar carrying reward of Rs 25,000 from Indirapuram was also arrested.
Two accused absconding for more than one year were also rounded up, wherein accused Faisal of Welcome area in Delhi was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head was absconding for more than 4 years.
Under section of Loot, police nabbed 8 criminals out of which 6 accused were absconders for a period up to 3 months, one accused was absconding for 8 months while one accused was absconding for more than a year.
Three accused wanted for murder were also held under the drive. Two more were nabbed for rape and one was arrested for dowry death.
Two absconders wanted in rape cases were also nabbed while one wanted in connection with dowry death was also held.
Also several criminals surrendered before the court due to pressure put in by the police. One accused each wanted for murder, rape and dacoity were among these while 2 (total 5) were wanted under Gangsters Act.