Criminal activity by ruling party supporters or Oppn not to be tolerated at any cost: UP DGP

Criminal activity by ruling party supporters or Oppn not to be tolerated at any cost: UP DGP



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Lucknow: Giving a clear message loud and clear, new Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh today said anybody indulging in criminal activities will not be spared, whether they are from the ruling party or not. "We have strict orders from UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath that policing would be done to ensure the security of the people with keeping their respect and honour intact. Action will be taken on anyone indulging in vigilantism in the name of Gau Raksha or moral policing as no one has the right to intervene in any law and order issue," the DGP said. "Any 'gundagardi' will be acted upon and UP police will work with total impartiality," he added. Addressing a press conference after taking the charge of the DGP from the outgoing Javeed Ahmed, Mr Singh made it clear that the personnel on duty for anti-romeo squads will act and take action only on people with objectionable behaviour. "These policemen will be in plain clothes and they have no right to interrogate any person. UP police won't allow anyone to indulge in forceful behavior," he added. The new DGP said this Yogi Adityanath government has 'zero tolerance' towards corruption. "Anyone complaining about any corrupt practices would be taken care off while the complainants name would not be disclosed. The guilty officials would be punished while several policemen and officers who are posted at one place for a long time would be removed," he said. When he was asked about the rise on attack on the police personnel and the recent protest by the BJP led by a BJP MP at the residence of the SSP of Saharanpur, the DGP said,"we will take care of such incidents and would not resist to take action against anyone who every he or she may be." Taking cognisance of the regular complaint of not registering FIRs by the police station, Mr Singh said a standing order has been given to all the police stations to register 100 per cent cases. "We want to win the confidence of the people through our policing system and this what our CM wants from us," he stated. Commenting on the over burden of the policemen, he said the officials would ensure that every police personal gets enough rest and he is not over burdened with work. "We will follow the rules and guidelines, so that our policemen also get all the benefits along with honour and respect," he said. "Our policemen would get free hand in tackling the law and order situation and we will ensure that their rights are protected," he added. To a query on the cracking of terrorist module in the state, he said, "our police is doing a good job and they are taking timely action." Sulkhan Singh, the senior-most IPS officer of UP, a 1980 batch officer, was appointed the DGP last night, replacing Mr Ahmed, a 1984 batch officer. Mr Singh is likely to have a brief stint as the state police head as his superannuation is due in September. The Chief Minister has not minced words in sending out a strong message that law and order was his government's top priority and any laxity in this regard would not be tolerated. During the recent Assembly polls, BJP had petitioned the Election Commission to remove Ahmed, alleging that he was working at the behest of the then Samajwadi Party government. Mr Ahmed was the DGP for around 16 months after being appointed on January 1, 2016 by the SP government.

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