LUCKNOW: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to keep a close eye on anti-social elements and identify foreign nationals living illegally in the state.
The directions comes in view of the festival season and urban local bodies’ polls in the state.
In an official statement late on Sunday night, Adityanath said, “There should not be any hurdle in celebrating the festivals in a traditional manner. Security arrangements should be made to ensure that idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh are established and immersed.”
He further said that steps be taken to ensure that incidents of theft, dacoity, eve teasing, chain snatching, etc, are curbed, and security arrangements made at different markets including bullion markets.
The chief minister was addressing district magistrates, superintendents of police/senior superintendents of police through video conferencing.
Issuing directions for peaceful conduct of urban local bodies’ polls, he said, “Effective action is needed for peaceful conduct of urban local bodies’ poll. Sensitive polling stations must be identified, and steps should be taken to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the election.”