Uttar Pradesh

Worried about violence during festivals, UP CM asks cops to buckle down

PTI6_15_2017_000182B (File photo) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is reportedly unhappy with the way senior police officers are handling the law and order situation in the state. The repeated incidents of violence during festivals—the most recent being the one that took place during Muharram a few weeks ago— has the CM worried and he doesn't want a repetition of such incidents during the upcoming Diwali.

At a comprehensive review meeting, Adityanath has asked the senior cops to bring in a change in their style of functioning. He has directed top cops at the ADG level to junior level police officers like those in-charge of police stations to do foot patrol. The CM also want the 'non -performing' cops to be identified to initiate disciplinary action against them.

The chief minister further asked the cops to have the contact numbers of ‘dignified and senior people’ in their areas and remain in touch with them to ensure better law and order situation and maintain communal harmony in their respective areas.

Expressing displeasure over the violence that broke out during Muharram, Durga Puja and Dussehra in many districts of the state, he has issued a stern warning to top cops saying they will be held responsible if any sort of unrest or violence take place during Diwali and Chhath Puja. The CM also asked the cops not to change routes of religious processions or sites of puja.

The CM directed the police officers to keep tabs on criminals who are jailed and monitor those who visit them to ensure that the criminals do not carry out any illegal activities from jails.

He has also directed the officials to ensure that constant patrolling is done by ‘Dial 100’ service which has over 3,000 vehicles at its disposal.

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