Security of UP CM under scanner after a major breach
Lucknow: It is surprising that despite such a big lapse in security of Chief Minister in the state capital, no action has been taken against any senior police official.
In a clear eyewash, a total of seven police personnel, including a sub-inspector and six constables, have been suspended, after around 10 university students barged into CHief Minister Yogi Adityanath's fleet showing black flags to him.
It apparently was the first time in the history when the attackers tricked the security personnel to come face to face to UP CM, forcing the convoy to stop for around five minutes at the Lucknow University gate.
The police personnel deployed to ensure security in and outside the university campus was left in a tizzy by barely 10 protestors. They failed miserably in handling them, risking the security of the CM at the highest level.
The incident has raised a serious question for the Uttar Pradesh Police, as when they cannot handle such untrained protesters, how would they be able to tackle bigger challenges.
If Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati was the CM, such level of security breach would surely have amounted to more stringent punishment for the senior officials as well.
District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma and SSP Deepak Kumar have been reprimanded for the major security breach.
In the last update into the matter, CJM Sanjay Srivastava has sent 14 students to 14-day judicial custody.