- Police official said such things are not new and may happen at times
- The incident took place on October 12, was shared recently
- During the encounter, 1 cop was injured, while a criminal was arrested
An Uttar Pradesh policeman was left with no other choice but to mimic the sound of a gunshot after his pistol jammed during an encounter with criminals in Sambhal district, some 370 kilometers from Lucknow.
The video of the incident, that is said to have occurred on October 12, was shared recently on social media.
In the video, a police officer can be heard shouting 'maaro, maaro, ghero ,thain, thain' with the intention of scaring the criminals.
Speaking about the incident, a senior cop told ANI, "This was due to a technical glitch of the weapon that the officer was carrying, such things are not new and may happen at times. With regard to the cop shouting, it is a tact to deal with criminals mentally and create pressure on them to surrender."
#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— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 13, 2018
During the course of the encounter, one police personnel was injured, while a criminal was also arrested after being shot. The criminal was wanted in a number of robbery cases and was carrying an award of Rs 25 thousand on his head.