Lucknow: In a bid to modernise the police force in the state to establish a safe environment, rule of law and instill a sense of security in 25 crore citizens of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, flagged off ‘Modern Prison Vans’ for 56 districts.
Addressing on the occasion from his official residence, Yogi Adityanath said, “In the last five years the state government has worked assiduously to modernise and transform the police force through various reforms, including timely recruitment, training of police personnel, setting up of FSL labs and cyber police stations, resulting in UP becoming the most preferred investment destination presently.”
The CM said, “These Modern Police Vans offering advanced security provisions, real-time monitoring, better supervision as well as an emergency alarm system are a part of the government’s vision of modernising the state police force.”
He said the government completed the time-bound recruitment of about 1.56 lakh police personnel, filled the vacancies in the police force and worked to connect the police with technology. He said as a result of strenuous efforts made in the last five years, the law and order system in UP is serving as a ‘model’ before the country and the world.
In a blistering attack on the previous governments Yogi said, “Before 2017 anarchy, hooliganism, and riots were at their peak in UP, the state was ruled by criminals who used to torture the police force.”
Yogi said the government is also setting up UP’s first Police and Forensic Institute in Lucknow which will play an effective role in controlling crime and will train youth efficiently. “The UP Police force is not only the largest police force in the country but through this police force, a strong sense of trust and security is being instilled in the minds of 25 crore people of the state,” he said.