| TNN | Feb 4, 2018, 05:39 IST

LUCKNOW: With seven more encounters leading to the arrest of 10 wanted criminals in the past 24 hours on Saturday evening, the UP police hit a strike rate of one ambush every three-and-a-half hours in the last three days.

UP cops had carried out 15 encounters in the preceding 48 hours. Cops arrested 34 criminals, most of them with gunshot wounds, and shot two in last 72 hours.

DGP OP Singh said the encounters are part of aggressive policing that is needed to keep law and order under control. He said a dozen policemen suffered injuries in these encounters.

Among the 34 criminals arrested and two killed, 14 carried cash rewards on their heads ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000.

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