Security breach of UP assembly could be a terror part: UP CM Yogi
Earlier, he held a top level meeting of the officers to review the security structure of Council House which included deployment of Quick Response Teams (QRTs) at the gates , suspension of unnecessary car passes to the main building
Lucknow: Not ruling out recovery of PETN explosive from inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly as part of big terror conspiracy, Uttar Pradesh assembly on Friday resolved to handover probe to National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The UP assembly speaker Hriday Nath Dixit made this announcement following statement of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the House in which the latter expressed shock over the incident and suggested NIA probe into this.
The Speaker said the explosive was enough to destroy the building and the entire issue should be taken with utmost urgency.
Admitting it was a major security breach in the main assembly hall, the CM said it was nefarious design to unsettle the government which would be repulsed in the most resolute manner. He said the strict security measures would have to be applied in and outside the House and appealed to the legislators and ministers to allow security drill as a precautionary measure.
A perturbed UP CM said whosoever was found guilty in this would be taken to task irrespective of his position or stature. "' We will not allow the security of such important installation to be compromised,''he added.
Earlier, he held a top level meeting of the officers to review the security structure of Council House which included deployment of Quick Response Teams (QRTs) at the gates , suspension of unnecessary car passes to the main building, stop use of mobile inside the assembly, police verification of all employees of Council House building and fresh review of security hierarchy which is currently headed by Additional general of Police (ADG) Bhavesh Kumar Singh.
Intimidate the in the House has requested a high level probe, by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), of the security breach that took inside the legislative assembly after the PENT explosive was found here.
"PETN explosive, found inside the Vidhan Sabha was very powerful and could have caused an extensive damage ,had it not been detected on time. A strong action must be taken against those involved in it," stated CM Yogi.
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The Uttar Pradesh CM stated that new guidelines regarding the security inside the assembly will be issued. The security arrangements will be monitored by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), CM Yogi said.
Adityanath also ordered the establishment of two special security battalion in the state.
It may be recalled that the explosive was found on Wednesday beneath the chair of Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary which turned out to be PETN, a powerful explosive.
What else the UP CM said inside the House:
- Everyone needs to be cautious related to security matters.
- Police verification needs to be done for workers in assembly.
- Security guidelines must be issued and everyone must follow them.
- Strong security system must be established as this could be a terror conspiracy.
- I request all MLAs not to carry their phones inside Vidhan Sabha.