Lucknow: In the wake of recent Maoist attacks
in Chattisgarh and West Bengal in which several people were
killed, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today directed
police officers to maintain a close vigil on their activities
in the state.
"A close vigil should be kept on activities of the
naxalites in the state and security of jails where members
of Naxal organisations are lodged should be stepped up," she
said at a high-level meeting to review law and order in the
Mayawati said it was due to efforts of the state
government that Naxals have not succeeded in committing any
major incident in Uttar Pradesh.
She also directed the police officers to identify
Bangladeshi citizens living illegally in the state and to take
The chief minister also directed the police to launch a
special drive against dreaded criminals and said there was
need to upgrade the Special Task Force.
"The government will not compromise on the issue of law
and order and stern action would be taken against officers
who fail to improve their performance," Mayawati said.
Expressing concern over law and order situation in western
UP, she directed police officers to check incidents of crime
and arrest criminals.
She said in view of Commonwealth Games in Delhi in
October, traffic control rooms should be set up in cities in