Dist level SITs to be set up in UP for violence-related cases

HT Image
HT Image
Published on Dec 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Copy Link

LUCKNOW The state police headquarters has directed to constitute Special Investigation Teams (SIT) under supervision of additional superintendent of police (ASP) rank officers to ensure proper investigation in all 327 FIRs registered in connection with widespread violence reported in as many as 15 districts. Besides, the police officers have been asked to conduct investigation on merit basis and arrest people only after collecting proper evidence against them.

The order issued by director general of police (DGP) OP Singh dated December 23, 2019 states that all district police chiefs concerned may depute ASP rank officers to supervise investigations in the FIRs related to violence and may constitute SITs under supervision of ASP rank officers.

A senior police official said that the SITs had been constituted in at least two districts, including Kanpur and Meerut, while they were likely to be constituted in five other districts, including Lucknow, Firozabad, Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Sambhal.

Inspector general (IG) of police, law and order, Praveen Kumar too confirmed that detailed directions had been issued to the police officials of violence- hit districts, including constituting SITs if required. He said the investigators had been told to collect photographs and video footage as well as other evidences to prove people’s involvement in the violence before their arrest.

He added that 1,113 people had already been arrested in connection with different FIRs registered across the state while preventive action had been initiated against 5,558 people.

“At least 288 police personnel were injured in the violence reported in 15 districts since December 19. Of these, at least 61 personnel suffered injuries due to bullets fired from the crowd,” the IG said.

He said about 69 cartridges of non-prohibited bores and 647 bullet shells were recovered from the arrested people or found lying at the places of violent protests. He said that investigation into the violence and arson reported in different districts of the state suggested that anti-social elements present among protestors carried illegal firearms and opened fire at the crowd.

The IG said the miscreants even snatched service pistol of a police inspector during violence in Sambhal district on December 20. Besides, as many as 35 illegal firearms were recovered from Sambhal, Firozabad and Bijnor districts after the violence, he said.

Earlier on Friday, UP director general of police OP Singh had also hinted at the possible involvement of people from West Bengal in the violent protests in Uttar Pradesh.

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • In a video message to the Sikh community on the 416th anniversary of Gurgaddi Diwas (anointment anniversary) of the sixth Sikh master, Guru Hargobind, on May 23, the Akal Takht jathedar had said: Every Sikh should try to keep licensed weapons, because the time that is coming, and the circumstances which are going to prevail, demand it. (HT file photo)

    Days after his remark over weapons, Punjab govt withdraws Akal Takht jathedar’s security

    Five days after the Akal Takht acting jathedar asked Sikhs to keep a licensed weapon in view of the “uncertain times”; a remark that did not go down well with chief minister Bhagwant Mann; the Punjab government withdrew half of Giani Harpreet Singh's security on Saturday. He, however, did not explain what circumstances he was referring to.

  • The syndicate of illegal coal suppliers caused tax losses worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 crore. (Representational Image)

    Illegal coal suppliers syndicate operating through bogus firm busted in Bihar

    The commercial taxes department has busted a syndicate supplying coal mined illegally to firms both in Bihar and Jharkhand, officials said. The syndicate operated through a bogus firm based in Madhubani making a transaction of 73 crore causing tax losses worth 25 crore, they said. Investigations have revealed that the bogus firm was owned by one rural woman, who had no knowledge of the activities of the firm.

  • The former Chief Minister was reacting to PM Modi lashing out at family-run political parties in Hyderabad on Thursday, saying 'parivaarvad' is democracy's "greatest enemy" in the country. (ANI File)

    HD Kumaraswamy: PM Modi's main goal is to root out regional political parties

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's was reacting to Modi lashing out at family-run political parties in Hyderabad on Thursday, saying 'parivaarvad' is democracy's "greatest enemy" in the country. The comments have come while attempts are on to revive the third front with no BJP or Congress, and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao met former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and jD (S) leader H D Kumaraswamy here on Thursday. They are said to have held discussions in this regard.

  • The former Karnataka CM was speaking on the controversy over a lesson regarding RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar in school textbooks. (HT Photo)

    Siddaramaiah: Are RSS members 'native Indians', 'Dravidians', or 'Aryans'?

    Targeting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, senior Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday questioned whether those who belonged to the outfit were "native Indians", "Dravidians" or "Aryans". The Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly also blamed the lack of unity within Indian society for the invasion of Mughals and British and their rule for a long period.

  • Noida: Fire broke out at an ATM kiosk, engulfed multi-storey building.

    Fire at ATM kiosk engulfs multi-storey building in Noida | Video

    A fire suspected to have started at an ATM kiosk in Noida Friday night engulfed the four-storey building, news agencies reported. The fire broke out around 10pm at a multi-storey residential-cum-commercial building in the crowded Bhangel area, prompting the deployment of firefighters, reported PTI citing officials. A short circuit at the ATM is believed to have triggered the fire, spreading into the other floors of the four-storey building.

Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 28, 2022