Mayawati holds second law and order review meeting in a week


Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday held the second meeting within a week to review the law and order situation in the state.

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Barely seven days after she had warned officials that the axe would fall on them for any lapse, Mayawati issued yet another set of instructions to senior police and administrative officials at the meeting, official sources said.

Senior officials of the chief minister’s secretariat, the principal secretary of the home department, the director general of police, the two additional directors general of police, all zonal inspectors general of police and range deputy inspectors general of police attended the meeting.

Heads of other departments including vigilance, the criminal investigation department, and intelligence, were also invited to the meeting.

The chief minister was said to have expressed her displeasure over the prevailing law and order situation as well as the sluggish working of the CID and vigilance departments.

Mayawati said she was not prepared to hear any excuses for lapses on the law and order front and it was time senior officers realised their responsibilities, adding they would face action if anything went wrong in their areas of jurisdiction.

Taking serious note of rampant corruption at various levels in various police organisations, the chief minister told officials to take stern action against those found to be indulging in corrupt practices .