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‘Jungle raj’ prevailing in UP, says Akhilesh

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‘Jungle raj’ prevailing in UP, says Akhilesh

Sunday, 16 June 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Alleging that “jungle raj” was prevailing in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav met Governor Ram Naik on Saturday to discuss the poor law and order situation in the state and submitted a memorandum. 

Akhilesh Yadav along with senior SP leader Ahmad Hassan submitted a memorandum to the Governor and urged him to intervene and “wake up” the state government as he did during the SP regime. 

Yadav said, “During SP regime, it was said that there were only Yadav officers. Now there is hardly any district police chief or district magistrate from the Yadav community. We have requested the Governor to wake up the state government and direct it to control the prevailing jungle-raj.”

The SO chief further said, “Criminals are having a free hand and they are doing whatever they want in this regime. UP Bar Council president Darvesh Singh Yadav was shot dead inside the chamber of a lawyer in Agra court while criminals were shot dead inside jail. How can people take firearms inside the lawyer’s chamber or inside the jail?” 

Holding the present Yogi Adityanath government responsible for the deteriorating law and order in the state, the SP president said that the state government had failed to instil confidence among people of the state.

Akhilesh also tweeted: “Incidents of rape, killings and political attacks have been increasing in the state. The CM is busy in meetings but the law and order is getting worse. The firing at chairperson of Bar Council in Agra has proved that the situation is now out of control.”

Akhilesh Yadav also raised the issue of alleged harassment of senior SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan by Rampur district administration and said, “The Governor should look into the matter immediately as fake criminal cases are being registered against the SP leader by officials to harass him.”

Recently, a couple of senior Rampur district officials had sought protection from Azam Khan while cases were lodged against the leader for illegally grabbing government land for Ali Jauhar University owned by Khan.

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