UP police’s thain thain sub-inspector Manoj Kumar injured in encounter

The Uttar Pradesh Sub Inspector Manoj Kumar, whose viral video of him shouting ‘thain thain’ to fool and apprehend criminals when his pistol jammed in an encounter was widely shared on the social media, was injured in an exchange of fire with criminals in Sambhal district on Friday morning, police said.

The incident took place at Alia Kalyanpur village under Asmoli police station in Sambhal when sub-inspector Manoj Kumar, along with other police personnel, were involved in an encounter with a criminal, Saddam of Amroha.

Police said police personnel tried to stop Saddam and his accomplice who were fleeing on a motorcycle after seeing police near the village. Instead of slowing down their bike, the two criminals opened fire, injuring Kumar, the police said.

Police, however, nabbed Saddam, who was wanted in several cases of loot, theft and attempt to murder, after he was injured in retaliatory fire. His accomplice managed to escape.

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