Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday hit out at the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh overrise of crime in the state.

Tweeting in Hindi, Priyanka Gandhi also attached a collage of news reports highlighting the various incidents of the crime in the state.

Taking to Twitter, Priyanka wrote, "In Uttar Pradesh criminals are roaming freely and doing whatever they want. Criminal incidents are taking place one after the other. However, its BJP government has turned deaf. Has the Uttar Pradesh government surrendered before criminals?" she said.

UP Police was quick to react. "UP Police has taken strict action against serious offenders. In two years, 9,225 criminals have been arrested and 81 have been killed. Illegal assets of more than 200 crore people have been seized under the National Security Act and there has been an unprecedented decline in dacoity, murder, loot and kidnappings," wrote the UP Police.

"Because of UP Police's effective working, there has been a 20-35% decline in crimes. All sensational crimes have been solved in 48 hours," UP Police added.