24 districts identified as hyper-sensitive in ​Uttar Pradesh ahead of Friday prayers | Kanpur News

LUCKNOW: There are 24 districts that UP Police has identified as hyper-sensitive in terms of law and order situation ahead of Friday prayers.
The list includes Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Agra, Mau, Sambhal, Meerut, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Ayodhya, Gonda and Saharanpur, among others. Companies of RAF and PAC have been dispatched for these districts to maintain law & order during and after Friday prayers.
ADG law and order Prashant Kumar said that emphasis is also on greater and continuous outreach and engagement, especially youth, through talks.
Get all CCTVs functional: ADG to Dist police chiefs
The DGP HQ have also issued directions to all district police chiefs ahead of June 17. This includes preparing a list of those booked for law & order violations during public protests in the past, particularly the antiCAA agitations and keeping a track on their activities.
The order also mentions identifying members of Popular Front of India (PFI) and its frontal organisations and taking preventive action against these persons and checking their criminal history.
ADG law and order Prashant Kumar said emphasis was also on greater and continuous outreach and engage- ment, especially youth, through talks. Kumar said all district police chiefs have been instructed to get CCTVs functional and conduct mock riot drills. “There will be continuous watch on social media. Police response vehicles will be stationed while intensive foot patrolling will be done in sensitive areas,” added the ADG.
He said that sub-inspectors, head constables, constables on duty on the ground must be trained to de-escalate the situation. Another senior officer said social media posts on tough action against criminals throughout the state must be promoted.
“Stories showing amity between communities ought to be shared,” he said.

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