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Troubled by increasing rape cases, UP Police launches Operation Vishwas

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 August 2016, 16:05 IST

Rattled by a slew of rape cases, including the horrific Bulandshahr gangrape, the UP Police launched 'Operation Vishwas' in Lucknow on 5 August.

"The Operation is being launched in the Lucknow zone in which police will ensure strict action against those people involved in crime against women. The objective of the campaign is to instill confidence and sense of security among women," IG, Lucknow Zone, A Satish Ganesh said.

The police have identified 1,200 people accused of sexual offenses and the proceedings for imposing the Goonda Act on them will be ensured during the operation, he said.

The month-long operation will also run in Hardoi, Lahimpur Kheri, Rarbareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar and Amethi besides Lucknow, he said.

"We are expecting to get good results like 'Operation Milan', under which police rescued over 400 abducted youths and minors, including girls, and re-united them with their families," Ganesh said.

Operation Milan was launched on 28 April in the Lucknow zone. All the district police chiefs of the zone have been asked to direct police station in-charges concerned to concentrate on Operation Vishwas.

Uttar Pradesh was recently in the news for a number of rape cases including the Bulandshahr gangrape incident where a mother and a minor girl were raped by a group of men near a highway.


First published: 5 August 2016, 16:05 IST