Under fire on Badaun, Akhilesh to DGP: media more prompt than you

The CM directed that DM and district police chiefs should go to the spot and give correct information about the situation to the media.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Maulshree Seth | Lucknow | Updated: June 10, 2014 9:57 pm
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh. (Source: PTI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh. (Source: PTI)

His government under fire ever since the rape and hanging of two girls in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday pulled up bureaucrats and police officers for being “slower than the media” in responding to incidents of crime and law and order problems.

At a meeting in Lucknow, the Chief Minister asked Director General of Police A L Banerjee when did he learn of the Badaun incident. “Next day” was Banerjee’s reply, said an officer who attended the meeting. Other officers at the meeting gave different timings on the Badaun alert.

Throughout the meeting, the Chief Minister kept saying “no compromise on law and order will be tolerated”. The officer quoted him as saying “even the United Nations has made a comment”.

Citing the example of a similar incident in Kannauj, he said the media showed footage around 3.30 in the night and police reached there after watching the news.

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    S. Chatterjee
    Jun 11, 2014 at 5:38 am
    The officers are getting ry and if they do not go to the site of the crime or do not do their duty. ry is ured from the Govt. But in private job or in foreign ignment ( I have worked in abroad and observed) the persons who are casual in discharging their duty are thrown away.