New Delhi: The IPS association of Uttar Pradesh has sought a meeting with chief minister Yogi Adityanath to raise the issue of recent attacks on cops by Hindu outfits, including by BJP leaders in some case.
"He (Adityanath) was away for Niti Aayog meeting in Delhi, but is back now. As soon as he is free, we intend to meet him soon," said Prakash D, secretary of the IPS Association.
The officers want the CM to look into the matter of Shaharnpur, Agra and other places where mobs of Hindu hardliners and local BJP leaders targeted the police personnel's.
Although, Adityahnath has suggested the officers in different meetings to act
against those trying to disrupt law and order.
"The CM was appraise bout the vandalism at Saharanpur SSP's residence by BJP supportersled by MP Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma on Thursday. Once the CM ordered action, FIR was registered against the MP, two BJP MLAs as well as local leaders," a senior police officer said.
Police also registered an FIR in the case against those pelting stone at the procession to mark birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar in the district, he said.
Police were given instructions to take actions against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader who slapped a deputy superintendent of Police in Agra while organizing a demonstration near Taj Mahal on Saturday.
In another case, police registered the FIR against the Bajrang Dal activists who attacked a policeman at Fathpur Sikri police station and set his motorcycle ablaze.
On Friday, BJP workers were booked following a clash with SP workers in Nath Nagar who indulged in violence, "irrespective of their affiliation".
But the state police came under attack for taking action against the goondagardi of various hardline Hindu outfits, including BJP, who have been has been involved in vigilantism against minority communities, particularly in the name of Gau Raksha (cow protection), ever since BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh and Adityanath, considered a Hindu hardliner, took charge as chief minister.
Newly-appointed DGP Sulkhan Singh promised not to spare such vigilantes, saying "Will crush gundagardui, wont spare even VIPs. I have the backing of the CM."
Adityanath has also directed the party workers and cadre of Hindu Yuva vahini (HYV), which he founded and heads, not to indulge in violence and hit the streets to register protests.
While the HYV has decided to conduct proper scrutiny before inducting a person into the organisation.