first_imgAs part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to maintain law and order during Deepavali, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to identify “intruders”, especially Bangladeshi citizens, “living illegally” in the State.Officials have been asked to obtain detailed information about the activities of these foreign nationals.“He [Mr. Adityanath] said that such foreign intruders living illegally are a threat to law and order,” a government spokesperson said here on Monday.The Chief Minister asked officials to keep a close watch on the Naxal-affected districts and those on the State’s boundaries. Keeping in mind the upcoming festivals and municipal elections in the State, officials have been instructed to monitor “anti-social elements” at the local level. Suspect listPolice officers have been told to compile a list of “suspects” in every thana (police station).“The government’s priority is rule of law. No lapse will be tolerated in that regard,” Mr. Adityanath was quoted as saying by the government.The Chief Minister passed the directions in a high-level videoconference with police and administrative officials, including Director-General of Police Sulkhan Singh and Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, to discuss security measures for Deepavali, Chhath Puja and municipal elections.last_img

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