The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday took a dig at the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh government, saying that the Bihar police was capable of handling miscreants without forming ‘anti-Romeo’ squads.
JD(U) leader Ajay Alok said the ones pointing fingers at Bihar’s law and order situation should first see Uttar Pradesh where the need for ‘anti-Romeo’ squads emerged.
“Our police are capable of handling miscreants without forming any ‘anti-Romeo’ squad. They don’t need to worry.” he told ANI.
Another JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav said that the government should stop doing such drama and fulfill what they promised during the recently held assembly elections.
“During the elections, the BJP had said that it would first waive off farmers’ loans. What they are doing (anti-Romeo squad) is the work of police. According to the Constitution, adults have the right to marry anybody irrespective of caste or religion. This drama should not be done. Police is roaming with law in their hands,” Yadav told ANI.
Following Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s orders for the safety of girls in the state, Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed on Wednesday launched ‘anti-Romeo’ squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas.
Ahmed also tweeted:
Safety of girls/ladies is the sole intent of the anti Romeo squads. No moral policing.— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) March 22, 2017
Adityanath had directed the state police to adopt a zero tolerance towards crime and take immediate steps towards improving law and order in the state.