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Rajasthan police’s criminal clean-up leaves outlaw influencers starved for social media followers

A 9% decrease in criminal cases compared to last year.

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April 10, 2023, 2:45 pm

DGP umesh mishra and other officers of rajasthan police

DGP Umesh Mishra and other senior Rajasthan police officers in a press conference.

JAIPUR: In a comprehensive campaign against hardened criminals, mafia, and criminal gangs in Rajasthan, 20,542 miscreants have been arrested, leading to a 9% decrease in criminal cases compared to last year. The crackdown has also caused a significant drop in social media followers for notorious criminals.

Director General of Police Umesh Mishra stated that the state-level “Area Domination and Raid and Search Campaign” was conducted with in-depth planning and coordination among districts and ranges. He emphasized that the campaign specifically targeted gangs involved in firearms displays, firing incidents, and those threatening businessmen and elite citizens for illegal recovery.

The campaign’s effectiveness is evident in the decreased social media following for criminals such as Monu Group, whose followers in Bikaner dropped from 36,537 to 9,189, and Rohit Godara, whose followers decreased from 38,862 to 6,558.

A total of 5,137 police teams were formed that raided around 13,600 hideouts of criminals. This aggressive policing led to the arrest of about 13,000 wanted persons, eliminating Bandit Keshav Gurjar and his gang, and arresting most members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

Mishra also mentioned that strict action has been taken against those who praise, follow, and patronize criminals. The police are also investigating criminals operating from outside the country through Interpol. Red corner notices have been issued against Rohit Godara, and action is underway for Anmol Vishnoi and Goldie Brar.

First published: April 10, 2023