UP News: Tight security arrangements have been made to maintain peace and order in Uttar Pradesh on Friday in view of the disturbance after Friday prayers in different states of the country. . Senior officers have been put on duty at all sensitive places so that no disturbances can happen.
‘Extensive security arrangements’
State’s Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said, “Extensive security arrangements have been made in the state for Friday prayers. Meetings are being held with religious leaders, civil society and peace committee members in different districts. In these meetings, the concerned police station in-charges, police outpost in-charges as well as senior regional police officers are participating. .
Official sources in the Home Department said that Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Avnish Kumar Awasthi and Director General of Police DS Chauhan jointly organized a meeting of the state through video conference. In-depth review of security arrangements in all divisions, zones, ranges and districts. According to him, the officials have been clearly warned that in case of any laxity, strict action will be taken against the concerned officials.
Duty imposed by senior officers
He said, “Instructions have been given to take strict vigil across the state and deal strictly with any kind of unpleasant situation. Instructions have also been given for foot patrolling by police and flag marches by paramilitary forces in all districts. Along with this, the duty of senior officers has been imposed at all the sensitive places so that no disturbance can happen.”
Civil Defense also assigned the responsibility
According to the sources, the district officials told in the video conference that the administrative and police officers interacted with all the major religious leaders across the state to maintain peace and order. cooperation has been sought. He said, “Peace committee meetings have also been organized at the police station level and the civil defense personnel have also been entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining peace and order. Police Sector Scheme has also been implemented and surveillance will be done at all sensitive places with CCTV, video cameras and drones as per requirement.”
Violence took place in many districts
It is worth mentioning that on June 10 last, in protest against the derogatory remarks made against Prophet Muhammad by the then BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma during a debate on a news channel. Violence erupted in many states including Uttar Pradesh after Friday prayers. Violent incidents took place in Prayagraj, Saharanpur, Aligarh, Hathras, Firozabad and some other districts of Uttar Pradesh. More than 400 people have been arrested in this case.