In the most bizarre encounter ever a Uttar Pradesh police personnel shouts ‘thain thain’ as an attempt to echo the sound of a gunshot to intimidate criminals during an encounter in Sambhal after his revolver got jammed.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), in an attempt to create panic amongst the criminal and create mental pressure, uses words like ‘maaro maaro’ (as in killing them), ‘ghero ghero’ ( as in blocking them) as his revolver malfunctioned during the encounter.
The ASP confirmed that the cartridges getting stuck in the revolver was due to a ‘technical fault’.
ANI shared a video of the incident dated October 12, where the police personnel can be heard using those phrases during the clash.
#WATCH: Police personnel shouts ‘thain thain’ to scare criminals during an encounter in Sambhal after his revolver got jammed. ASP says, ‘words like ‘maaro & ghero’ are said to create mental pressure on criminals. Cartridges being stuck in revolver is a technical fault’. (12.10) pic.twitter.com/NKyEnPZukh
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However, it was later reported that in the same encounter a criminal was arrested after being shot at in the leg. One policeman was also injured in the exchange of fire.