UP DGP's Dos and Don'ts on Anti-Romeo Drive, Vigilantism
Dos and don'ts have been issued for the UP Police on anti-Romeo squads, with the new police chief making it clear that those indulging in rowdy behaviour need not be arrested and instead their guardians be called and briefed.
A TV grab of the anti-Romeo squads (CNN-News18)
Lucknow: Dos and don'ts have been issued for the UP Police on anti-Romeo squads, with the new police chief making it clear that those indulging in rowdy behaviour need not be arrested and instead their guardians be called and briefed.
DGP Sulkhan Singh also said that stern action should be taken against vigilantes indulging in violence or creating anarchy by taking the law in their hands in the name of cow protection or other issues.
"Directives have been issued to all the SSPs/SPs to prepare standing orders for the anti-Romeo squads clearly indicating the dos and don'ts," the spokesman said.
They have also been asked to record the action taken by them, he said.
Anti-romeo squads have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in Uttar Pradesh with police accused of harassing innocent couples.
Asking the police force to actively check law and order, he said no new tradition of protest should be allowed nor road blockade be allowed on any matter.
They have been asked to take help of people's representatives and labour union leaders for the purpose of maintaining peace and order.
He also issued directives on maintaining traffic movement, taking action against encroachers and implementing road discipline besides lodging of FIRs, proper behaviour with public, presence in staff in offices among others.
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