Continued from Page 1 Activities (Prevention) Act. He said that police inspector Jai Prakash Singh was killed in an encounter with dacoits in Chitrakoot and 88 other policemen were injured in the 420 encounters.
He also said that police arrested 1,106 people in the encounters which left 84 people injured.
Additional director general (law and order) Anand Kumar said, “We have adopted a proactive approach towards criminals who are creating fear in society. We are identifying these wanted criminals to arrest them.”
Mr Kumar dismissed allegations that the encounters were pre-planned. “When police work proactively, there are chances that such encounters happen,” he said.
“Every encounter is followed by a magisterial inquiry. The National Human Rights Commission is informed about the deaths,” he added.