Lucknow, March 20: Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took stock of the law and order situation in the state and directed the police to look into the murder of Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mohd Shami on Monday. BSP leader Mohd Shami was shot dead by bike-borne assailants on Sunday night in Allahabad.
Yogi Adityanath, the new chief minister of UP, asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to look into the matter and directed him to not to be lenient on the law and order situation as it is the top priority for the 21st CM of UP. DG of police will meet District Magistrates (DMs) and police officials over video conference and will discuss the law and order situation.
FIR has been registered, and 5 teams have been formed to arrest the accused, UP ADG (Law&Order) Daljeet Chowdhary told ANI.
The BJP had earlier, during their election campaign in UP, criticised the previous Akhilesh Yadav government for the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and had cited examples of Bulandshahr rape case, Kairana incident etc. The BJP had promised to eradicate ‘goondaraj’ in UP and this found the top spot in their manifesto too.
According to reports, the BSP leader Shami was shot near his house. Shami was a history sheeter. In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya. Police is investigating the matter.
Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party on Monday condemned the murder of BSP leader in Allahabad and urged the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to make no compromises in regard to law and order in the state.
Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that strict actions should be taken against those who try to challenge law and order. “We would request the Uttar Pradesh government that no compromise should be done in terms of law and order,” Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal told ANI.