Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: Facing severe criticism over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, UP Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan on Monday said that the administration is now dealing with such incidents more sternly.
“We are now dealing with the criminal incidents in the state more swiftly and severely,” said Ranjan.
The government has come under severe criticism after increase in the crime incidents in the state.
Even Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) expressed concern over the law and order situation in the state and have said that it is closely watching the situation in UP.
Two police constables were recently killed by unidentified men in Ramgarh area of Firozabad after which violent protests broke out.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a compensation of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of each constable.
Two sisters aged 14 and 15 years were gang-raped and their bodies were later found hanging from a tree in the village last month.
In separate incidents, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Vijay Pandit and Om Vir Singh were killed by gunmen in Greater Noida and Muzaffarnagar.
The statement by the UP Chief Secretary came a day after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav held a meeting with party workers and asked them to work towards party`s victory in bypolls.
The ruling party could only manage to win five seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh.