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Yogi Adityanath government had instructeed district police chiefs to aggressively hunt down criminals. 

Short by: NISHAN PUTHRAN 

Criminals are on a surrender spree in UP following the Yogi government's instructions to district police chiefs to aggressively hunt them down. Since the new government came to office early last year, 1,240 encounters have taken place in which 40 criminals have been killed and 305 injured.

The crackdown that started on March 20, 2017 has led to 2,956 arrests till February 14. Cops have also seized 169 properties worth Rs 147 crore of criminals on the run.

Read more at TOI

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