UP DGP launches 'Anti-Romeo' squad to combat eve-teasing

| Updated: Mar 22, 2017 22:19 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): Following Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's orders for the safety of girls in the state, Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed on Wednesday launched Anti-Romeo squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas. Ahmed also tweeted saying "Safety of girls or ladies is the sole intent of the anti-Romeo squads. No moral policing, <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Safety of girls/ladies is the sole intent of the anti Romeo squads. No moral policing.</p>&mdash; Javeed (@javeeddgpup) <a href="https://twitter.com/javeeddgpup/status/844480436604551169">March 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Adityanath had directed the state police to adopt a zero tolerance towards crime and take immediate steps towards improving law and order in the state. The Chief Minister also met Ahmed and asked him to present a blue print to tackle crime in the state. Earlier in the day, Adityanath ordered to shut down of illegal slaughter houses and also banned the use of pan masala and tobacco in the government premises in the state. This was confirmed by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who said that the Chief Minister has inspected the annexe and directed the officials to maintain cleanliness so that the change is visible in the state. The Chief Minister recently met Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma and is learnt to have discussed the construction of a huge Ramayana museum in Ayodhya. The BJP manifesto for the assembly polls had said that all illegal slaughter houses would be closed and there would be a blanket ban on all mechanised slaughter houses. After being assigned the charge of India's most politically-crucial state, Adityanath assured that Uttar Pradesh would soon be considered as the supreme state in the country. Earlier, on Monday, the priest-turned-politician directed all state government officers to declare their income and assets (moveable and immovable) within 15 days. He had ordered all his ministers to do the same after being sworn-in as the Chief Minister on Sunday. (ANI)

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