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Akhilesh vows all-out efforts to control crime

Expressing concern over the rising crime rate in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that his government was making an all-out effort to control crime and is committed to fulfill the aspirations of the people, here on Sunday.

Addressing a function on Sunday, in which he took a resolution to eradicate polio from the state, Akhilesh said that the law and order issue was still a big concern for the government, though during the past year several efforts by his government have yielded good results.

‘The state government is making all out effort to strengthen the health department to provide better health facilities to the people. The common man is responding to our efforts because this sector was   paralysed during the last regime,’’ he said.

Talking about the polio eradication programme, the Chief Minister appreciated the role of Health Minister Ahmed Hassan, Muslim clerics and the non-governmental organisations in helping the government launch awareness programmes.

‘’Polio drops drive has certainly given positive  results and we have now controlled the virus. We should now take resolve that the virus will not re-appear in the state, crippling the lives of the children,’’ he said.

He further added that the polio immunisation drive launched in 2002 took more than a decade to control the virus and it should be maintained.

PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and Mr Ahmed Hassan along with other ministers were present in the function. Several Muslim clerics, including Shahi Imam of Idahgah Aishbagh Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangimahali, were also present along with representatives of the NGOs, UNICEF, WHO and Rotary Club.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Ahmad Hasan said that the government has decided to provide free ambulance services to pregnant women in the next month. He said that people can avail of the services by dialing 102.


A police official was suspended after being caught on camera allegedly using foul language against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh, police said on Sunday.

The matter came to light when senior superintendent of police Amit Pathak was on Saturday shown a video clip in which the station house officer (SHO) of Gonda police station Anil Kumar Tyagi allegedly made the foul comments, they said here.

In the video, Tyagi was found asking for a bribe of rupees two lakhs in connection with the release of an arrested person from the head of Darbur village Sonia Singh, who recorded the whole incident in camera, they said.

When Singh tried to sought the help of a local Samajwadi Party MLA in this matter the SHO lost his cool and allegedly used foul language against the MLA and the chief minister, they said.

The SSP immediately ordered the suspension of the inspector, they said.
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