After Jewar incident, cops told to increase patrolling and vigilance
The state government had faced a lot of flak for poor law and order situation in the wake of the robbery, murder and alleged gang rapenoida Updated: Jun 04, 2017 23:51 IST
After drawing a lot of flak for the lax law and order in the state in the wake of the Jewar ‘gang -rape’ and robbery incident of May 25, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the Noida police to increase the number of patrolling vans and vigilance to ensure that no such incident takes place again.
The instructions came after the chief minister’s meeting with the Jewar victims last week.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Gautam Budh Nagar, Love Kumar, said a number of measures have been taken following the chief minister’s instructions.
“We have increased the number of police vehicles in various parts of Noida and rural areas of Greater Noida. We are trying to maximise vigilance in the area. More manpower will be visible on the roads to ensure safety of citizens,” said Kumar.
There will also be a dedicated patrolling vehicle on the Jewar-Bulandshahr road, where the Jewar incident took place.
“There used to be a patrolling van at this particular spot earlier too, but it also patrolled other areas. Now there will be a dedicated police vehicle there,” Kumar said.
Police are also involving local villagers to keep an eye on anti-social elements.
“We are asking villagers to inform us about any suspicious person spotted. We want them to help us maintain law and order. They have been asked to inform the police whenever they see anything suspicious,” the SSP said.
Recently elected Jewar MLA Dhirendra Singh said he has asked the police department to make sure the Jewar gang-rape and murder accused are arrested. “I have asked the police to make sure that proper investigation is conducted in the Jewar incident and the culprits are arrested soon. If any officer is found taking the case lightly, strict action will be taken against him,” he said.
He added that between 2015 and 2016, around 30 similar incidents took place, but FIRs were registered in only 10 of them.
“Yes, we have to agree that cases like the Jewar gang-rape and murder have been registered in the last two years. There is a possibility that a particular gang is behind these incidents. Our investigations are underway in the matter,” Kumar said.