UP violence: 357 defendants arrested in nine districts until Thursday | Lucknow News



LUCKNOW: Continuing a crackdown on the June 10 violence, Uttar Pradesh police arrested 357 defendants from nine districts up to Thursday.
It comprises – 20 in Firozabad, 41 in Ambedkar Nagar, 40 in Moradabad, 85 in Saharanpur, 97 in Prayagraj, 55 in Hathras, six in Aligarh, five in Jalaun and eight in Kheri bringing the number to 357.
On the other hand, 150 companies of the Provincial Armed Gendarmerie (PAC) and 20 other companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in sensitive areas of the state.

UP Police also identified 24 districts as hyper-sensitive in terms of public order situation ahead of Friday prayers.
The list includes Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Agra, Mau, Sambhal, Meerut, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Ayodhya, Gonda, Balrampur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bulandshahr, Bijnore, Bareilly and Saharanpur among others.
RAF and PAC companies were dispatched to these districts to maintain law and order during and after Friday prayers.
The DGP headquarters also issued a series of instructions to all district police chiefs before June 17. This includes preparing a list of those who have been convicted of violations of law and order during public protests in the past, particularly anti-CAA, NRC agitations and maintaining a track of their activities.

The order also mentions the identification of members of the Indian Popular Front (PFI) and its front organizations and the taking of preventive measures against these people and the verification of their criminal past or not.
ADG of Law and Order, Prashant Kumar, said there was also a focus on increased and continued awareness and engagement, especially of young people, through talks.
Kumar said all district police chiefs have been instructed to operate all CCTV cameras and conduct mock riot drills.
“There will be ongoing social media monitoring to identify anyone writing an inaccurate comment and to take legal action. Police response vehicles will be parked while intensive foot patrols will be carried out in sensitive areas. “, added the ADG.


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