Once upon a time, a cop was chasing after a group of criminals. He had to catch those miscreants at any cost. Just as he was catching up to them, he pulled out his gun. His plan was to shoot them in the leg and take them down. Taking aim, he pushed down on the trigger. Nothing. No deafening gunshot sound. No bullet whooshing through the air… Nothing…
What do you think would happen next in the story? Do the goons get away or will the cop save the day with some ingenious thinking?
Well, when this particular series of events transpired in the Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, one cop came up with what is possibly the best jugaad of all time.
Not faltering in the face of the technical issue with their pistol, one cop in the group of policemen chasing the criminals mimicked the sound of gunshots to scare the delinquents.
No, I’m not kidding. The cop literally shouted “Maaro maaro! Ghero ghero ghero! Thain thain!”.
Still don’t believe me? See for yourselves:
— UttarPradesh.ORG News (@WeUttarPradesh) October 13, 2018
Rather clever, isn’t it?
Twitter had hilarious reactions to the video of this exciting encounter:
1. Shoot away those Monday blues.
— Chaudhry Nusair (@nusair1) October 14, 2018
2. Movie promotions getting a bit out of hand, aren’t they?
— Pankaj bisht (@pankaj_bisht2) October 14, 2018
3. Another mystery solved.
— Priyam (@prxyam) October 14, 2018
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4. Come on, man! Don’t question their creative freedom.
I'm more of a dishkaeon kinda guy, could maybe even settle for piyooo piyooo but thain thain, c'mon UP police. https://t.co/24wNmSP1ED
— Armaan Alkazi (@Armaanalkazi) October 14, 2018
5. Oh, I suppose team “dhishkiyaon” gets the public’s popular vote.
Whatever happened to the good old "dhishkiyaon'! https://t.co/qXvivoAni7
— Praagya Singh #StayHomeSaveLives (@GeneralistJoey) October 14, 2018
6. Clearly, as Trump would say: “Fake news!”
And then they say UP is a violent state https://t.co/bEfQ5KWNjb
— Kaustubh Kambekar (@Kaustubh_cos2bh) October 14, 2018
7. Now this is shaping into a proper movie scene.
Now criminal will also shout Aaaaaaaaah! Badi Jor s lagi or mar gooooo 😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/FB3cCRFb8Q
— Shivang Garg (@shivanggarg) October 14, 2018
8. Career prospects look really good for these guys.
They are being hired as SFX and VFX consultants by Disney for MCU https://t.co/nuqJiyvQ2q
— Ravneet Singh (@arandomcitiz3n) October 14, 2018
Jokes aside, they did manage to catch one of the criminals who had a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head by shooting him in the leg as per a report by Times Now. A police officer was also injured in the encounter. It is also reported that the ASP was shouting words like “maaro” and “ghero” to put mental pressure on the criminals.
Well, looks like the UP cops are pretty serious about wiping off their notoriety of being trigger happy. Points for effort, right?