As Rajasthan records a rise in extortion, shootings and other gang-related cases, the state police finally crack down on organized crime networks and history-sheeters, both on the ground and online
Clean-up operation: On April 25, during raids across the state, the police picked up a suspect from Kotputli. (Photo: Purushottam Diwakar)
CChief Minister Ashok Gehlot seems to have taken a lesson from his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath’s book in his address at the Rajasthan Police Foundation Day event in Jaipur on April 16. He declared, “Our police will not bow down.” “Gangsters and criminals must either surrender or they will perish.” On the same day, the reward money on fugitives was increased after a decade, with the state’s top police officer getting powers to announce a reward of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.