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UP to establish a Special Security Force with Powers to search and Arrest without any Warrant: UP Government

Lawstreet Journal 17 Sep 2020 8:46pm

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There have been multiple attacks and assassination in different civil courts, magistrate courts as well as in high court in Uttar Pradesh for the past several years. On December 17, 2019, three assailants opened fire in the chief judicial magistrate court of Bijnor which caused the death of an accused and had injured three other personnel including two policemen and a court employee.

A similar incident happened in Muzaffarnagar court in 2015 where an armed man entered into the courtroom and killed a lawyer along with an accused gangster named Vicky Tyagi. Another incident happened on June 15, 2013, in Agra where the Chairperson of Uttar Pradesh bar council Darbesh Kumar was shot dead by its colleague inside his chamber. 

A two-judge high court bench observed these incidents and had stated that there are police personnel posted in the court who are incompetent to handle such delegate matter and decided to deploy central forces if the state government would not be able to tackle such issues.  

The Uttar Pradesh government released the statement on Sunday, September 13, 2020, stating that the government will constitute a Special Task Force (STF) to be assigned to all the court of the states following the high court order over the displeasure with the past incidents. The Additional Chief Secretary of the State Home Affairs, Awanish Awasthi briefed in Lucknow saying that the government has given orders to build a special task force which may have 9919 personnel in the force out of which there will be five… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Uttar Pradesh Police   Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik  
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