cops faced public attacks 36 times between January
The UP government on Friday informed the Legislative Council that 36 incidents of attack on police teams,stations and outposts had taken place between January and April this year.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave the information in a written reply to a question from BJP member Hridya Narain Dixit,who had asked for the number of such incidents in the state in the first four months of 2013,reasons behind such incidents in April in Jaunpur,Agra and Ghazipur,and the steps taken to curb these. The CM said a mob on April 29 attacked a police team in Agra,ransacked a police booth and torched a police jeep when police asked them to remove a road blockade raised to protest the death of a road accident victim. In another incident in Ghazipur,villagers ransacked outposts in Hansrajpur and Shadiyabad areas on April 29. Villagers also set on fire the official vehicle of Dullahpur police SHO.
The government informed the House that quick response teams were deployed to stop such incidents. Such teams functioned under the monitoring of modernised control rooms set up across the state.
The government said information system had been made more effective and the public was being made aware about the implications of violating law.
BSP calls govt anti-farmers,stage walkout over cane dues
BSP legislators staged a walk-out from the Assembly during Zero Hour Friday over the non-payment of cane dues to farmers by the state government.
Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya and other BSP members moved an adjournment notice demanding discussion over the payment of cane dues of farmers.
The state has admitted that nearly Rs 7,000 crore are pending as cane dues of farmers. They are living in penury,while the state has made no provision in the supplementary budget, he said.
The government claims it is pro-farmer,but it is acting against them. The farmers have not been paid their dues,even as the next crushing season is approaching, he said.
RLD member Sudesh Sharma said: Yesterday,I raised the issue of non- payment of dues by Modi Sugar Mills. It is sad the state had given affidavit in the court that farmers are not eligible for interest. They should clear their stand on the issue.
Replying to the notice,Backward Class Welfare Minister Ambika Choudhary said the government is committed to the welfare of cane farmers. We are clearing pending dues of previous government. Our government has given the maximum hike in the State Advised Price of sugarcane.
30 remain in jail despite bail
As many as 30 prisoners are locked up in prisons across the state despite being granted bail as they have failed to make arrangements for sureties. Among them,two have no means to arrange Rs 1,000 as fine. The information was given by Prison Minister Rajendra Choudhary in the Assembly while answering a question raised by Dharampal Singh of the BJP Friday. Responding to a supplementary question over the issue,Choudhary said the state government cannot do anything as the release of these inmates is dependent on courts directive.