Amid stone-pelting incidences in UP, Yogi Adityanath directs officials for strict action
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has directed state officials to take strict action against those attempting to “disturb the state’s peace”. Yogi Adityanath held a high-level meeting at his official residence on Friday night amid protest and stone pelting incidences in various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
CM Yogi Adityanath said that the administration will take strict action against whoever tries to vitiate the atmosphere of the state. Officials like ACS Home Awanish Awasthi, acting DGP, ADG Law & Order, are monitoring the situation from police Headquarters as Uttar Pradesh is riddled with protests over the contentious statements made by the now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma and ousted leader Naveen Jindal.
Cracking down on the protesters, so far, UP police arrested 140. Of these, 45 arrests were made in Saharanpur, 37 in Prayagraj, 20 in Hathras, 23 in Ambedkarnagar, seven in Moradabad, and eight in Firozabad, taking the total number of arrests to 140, while five FIRs were registered in which 200 identified and 400 unidentified people have been booked.
In the Atala area of UP’s Prayagaraj, stones were pelted during the clashes. In the stone-pelting, the official vehicle of the Additional Director General (ADG) of Prayagaraj, who was on the ground to control the law-and-order situation, was also damaged. In the visuals shared by ANI, the windshield of the white Innova can be seen broken.
Similar protests were also witnessed in Lucknow, Deoband, and Moradabad in UP. Besides Uttar Pradesh, protests were witnessed in Delhi, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir among other states.
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