Lucknow, 30 December: The Yogi government of the state of Uttar Pradesh made full use of section 14 of the Gangster Act in 2020 this year to crack down on mafias and criminals.
Under this section, the police have seized the assets acquired after committing crime and destroyed illegal buildings.
Additional Chief Secretary, Home Awanish Kumar Awasthi informed on Wednesday that the Uttar Police has carried out a special campaign against mafias and notorious criminals involved in gang-based activities. In this sequence, assets worth Rs 733 crore of mafias, criminals and their associates identified from January 1, 2020 to December 26, 2020 was attached under Section 14.
Attachment of such amount from these districts
Awasthi also apprised that in the proceedings of attachment of properties from the top ten districts of the state under section 14 in Gangster Act are as follows Rs 88, 15, 52,248 from the capital Lucknow, Rs 66, 80, 32,248 from Gautam Budh Nagar, from Balrampur Rs 58,80,62,000, Rs 42,09,72,335 from Ghazipur, Rs 38,20,80,000 from Gorakhpur, Rs 31,22,73,192 from Auraiya, Rs 29,40,87,939.56 from Jaunpur, Rs 28,83,75,000 from Muzaffarnagar, Rs 26,17,90,722.22 from Prayagraj and Rs 24,39,09,741 from Deoria.
Yogi government took action against all
Be it Mukhtar Ansari, the big mafia of Purvanchal or the gangsters of Prayagraj, Atik Ahmed, Bacha Pasi and Rajesh Yadav. Vijay Mishra of Bhadohi, Khan Mubarak of Ambedkarnagar, Tar Babu of Deoria or Badan Singh of Meerut, all these mafia’s property have been confiscated under this law.