After a video of Uttar Pradesh Policeman shouting ‘thain thain’ to scare away criminals during an encounter, went viral on social media, UP police decided to reward the “bravery” of the sub-inspector.
The UP cop seems to have done an ‘exemplary act of bravery’, for which his name has been recommended for a bravery honour. If accepted, the sub-inspector will receive a commendation disc and certificate from the director general of UP police for this act.
UP’s Sambhal district Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar displayed a rare form of bravery when his gun failed him during the encounter. He had no option but to tackle the dire situation creatively. The cop mimicked gunshots by shouting ‘thain thain’ from his mouth to scare away a group of criminals.
The incident was captured on camera and the 13 second video soon went viral after which, UP police praised him for thinking on his feet, and more importantly, pulling off such a stunt.
#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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Reportedly, after the encounter got over, the ASP said that he wanted to create mental pressure on the criminals. The team eventually arrested one of the criminals after shooting him in the leg while a policeman was also injured in the encounter.
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