200 Cops In Uttar Pradesh Under Investigation For Alleged 'Laxity', 12 Dismissed

| October 1 , 2018 , 12:35 IST

In the aftermath of the death of a techie in Lucknow from an allegedly unnecessary police gunshot, around 200 police personnel in Uttar Pradesh have been put under investigation for alleged laxity in duty, and 12 police personnel have been dismissed altogether, UP DGP OP Singh said on Monday.

The UP GDP has also directed police officials in the state to focus on good policing and hold regular meetings with their subordinates.

"Twelve police personnel have been dismissed and 200 have been put under investigation for alleged anomalies," Singh said.

“Nobody will be spared for playing the law,” he added.

"Traditional methods adopted by police as earlier should be continued for effective policing," the director general of police said.

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DGP Singh also asked the police officials to use basic and new technologies to control crime.

Vivek Tiwari, a 38-year-old employee of a multinational company died after he was shot by a UP Police constable in Lucknow in the early hours of Saturday after he allegedly refused to stop his SUV during police checking. Admitted to the hospital, Tiwari succumbed to injuries sustained by the gunshot.

As protest arose over the use of guns in a seemingly minor infraction, the UP police registered a case against the 2 policemen and also announced the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the incident.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's BJP government has been condemned for the frequent number of encounters that have taken place since he came into power in the government. In February, CM Yogi defended the use of guns, saying that guns are the answer to those who believe in the language of guns.

"Everyone should be guaranteed security, but those who want to disturb the peace of the society and believe in the gun should be given the answer in the language of the gun itself. I would tell the administration, that there is no need to worry on this," the UP CM said in Gorakhpur.

However, on the death of the techie, CM Yogi said "It was not an encounter. An investigation will be conducted in this incident. If needed, we will order a CBI inquiry into the incident."