Yogi Adityanath: Won’t tolerate crimes against minorities, minors

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh has adopted a “zero tolerance policy” on crime against minorities, minors, women and Dalits, CM Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday at a review meeting on the law and order situation in the state. “Strict action will be taken against those involved in any such crime,” he said.

In the second such meeting in a week, the CM reviewed the performance and achievements of his home department, attended by chief secretary Anoop Chand Pandey, principal secretary (home) Arvind Kumar, DGP OP Singh and other heads of police organisations. Non-performers should be weeded out of the department through compulsory retirement in order to make the functioning of police more target-oriented and sensitive to people, said Yogi.

Earlier this week, in a hurriedly called meeting in the wake of a spate of crime against women and minors that led to a national outrage, the CM had sent out a warning to district magistrates and SPs that they would be held directly responsible for crime in their districts.
Yogi said crime control statistics should be matched with public perception. “Unless the common man feels safe and satisfied, so-called decline in crime figures becomes meaningless,” he said, adding that officers should be asked to spend maximum time on the field and criminals should fear the authorities.

Source: Times of India

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