Carry on with bulldozer action, says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath | Lucknow News

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: Following Friday’s violence in parts of the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a high-level law and order meeting on Saturday and ordered officials to continue “action at bulldozer” against criminals and also to collect information about their illegal activities. funds and sources of income.
However, even though the properties of some defendants have been razed in a few districts, the CM said no action should be taken against a poor family. “Bulldozers are used against history leafters and the mafia. Under no circumstances should a poor person be targeted. If by any chance a poor family has built their house in an inappropriate place, then the administration must first find alternative accommodation before acting,” the CM said.
The use of bulldozers was welcomed by many in government, even using action footage as an “appropriate response”. CM adviser Mrityunjay Kumar tweeted that rowdy elements should remember that “there is always a Saturday after every Friday”, referring to the protest and government action the following day. MP Shalabh Mani Tripathi’s tweet about a video of police beating a defendant with the caption “Return Gift for Protesters”, has led to a massive debate on social media.
During Saturday night’s video conference with the divisional commissioners and senior police officers, CM said Friday’s violence had already been attempted in Kanpur on June 3. Ordering officials to take strict action against the accused, he said: “Those who have engaged in violence should The process of sending recovery notices has started in Prayagraj. other districts at the earliest. The strictest measures must be taken in this regard,” he said.
The CM added that illegal money is used in anti-social activities and therefore details of bank accounts and properties of conspirators and defendants should be collected. He asked officials to verify their source of income and ordered that a dedicated team, led by a senior official, be formed for this purpose.
“There should be a zero-tolerance policy against those who make malicious statements. The police and the administration have taken effective measures against anti-social elements. At present, the situation is under control, but we must be ready for any situation. The police and the administration will have to be on alert mode 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” the CM said.
Yogi says that this time the culprits were using underage children for their purposes, and hence, it was necessary to identify the main conspirators. As citizens of a democratic country, he added, it was necessary for the government to maintain dialogue with both sides and take action against the culprits to deter anyone considering taking such action in the future. .
“Officers in the field should have the power to make decisions so that they can maintain public order. If you perceive that the situation may deteriorate in a district in the coming days, apply Article 144 there. additional police forces should be deployed in sensitive areas.Police should conduct foot patrols every night,” the CM said.
Miners found involved in protests and rock-throwing: UP cops
Initial investigations into Friday’s violence and protests reveal that miners were also involved in rock-throwing incidents in several locations, including Prayagraj, Saharanpur, Ambedkarnagar and Moradabad.
The Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar, citing reports from district police chiefs, said cases of minors involved in violence that erupted after Friday prayers have come to light .
“The credentials of identified minor defendants are checked by police to see if they have a checkered past,” he said.
“We are also investigating the larger conspiracy to inflame violence in the state,” he said.
Moradabad SP Hemant Kutiyal said the police invoked the relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act against around 50 unidentified minors who were booked.
“We first identify minors and teenagers who engaged in stone throwing at police teams and shouting despite calls from police teams on Friday. them,” he said. Kutiyal also added that appeals were made to all religious leaders after the violence.
Similarly, in Saharanpur, the SSP said more than 100 teenagers could be spotted on CCTV cameras engaged in stone throwing. “We also booked unidentified teenagers to protest and hold slogans despite the cops on site dissuading them from doing so,” he said. Similar reports were also received from Prayagraj.
ADG, Prayagraj area, Prem Prakash, told reporters that the crowd was dispersed after Friday prayers by cops. But children, teenagers equipped with rocks and covered faces began to emerge and brandish slogans. Subsequently, the calls made by the cops to enter their houses were not followed and they started throwing stones.
“The police exercised maximum restraint as a significant number of children were involved. They threw stones intermittently. Malicious elements incited the children by faith and prompted them to attack,” Prakash said. .
In Ambedkarnagar, police said an imam was seen inciting a crowd of teenagers to protest and shout slogans. He was immediately arrested on the spot.

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