Yogi govt transfers 67 IPS officers in UP

In a yet another administrative reshuffle, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh transferred 67 IPS officers on Wednesday.

Asserting that there is no problem of law and order in the state, he assured members that there will no discrimination in the name of cast and religion.

Denouncing the Adityanath-led government over the law and order in the state and other issues, the slogan-shouting opposition members trooped into the well despite Speaker Hridaya Narain Dixit's appeal for an all-party meeting to ensure smooth proceedings. Saharanpur, which has recently seen caste violence following clashes involving Dalits and Thakurs, was assigned a new DIG.

"The law and order in the state is very bad, people of the state are fed up".

The maiden session of the 17th Uttar Pradesh assembly session witnessed a stormy session with Opposition parties creating an uproar in the floor of the house. "This is why we staged a protest and boycotted Governor's address", said a Congress leader. While adding to his earlier statements on curbing crime, the chief minister said in the state Assembly on Tuesday that criminals would not "enjoy any political patronage and strict action would be taken against them".

He had said that his government meant to ensure that people of the state did not face shortage of drinking water.

"Everyone in the state knows that there is improvement in law and order", he said while replying to a question raised by SP member Nitin Agarwal during the Question Hour.

SP Legislature Party leader Ram Govind Chowdhury, however, alleged that there was spurt in the number of crimes after the BJP came to power.

"The law and order in the state has collapsed".

Vanessa Coleman