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Anti-romeo squads must not trouble youth unnecessarily: Adityanath

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 March 2017, 19:52 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the anti-romeo squads must not trouble youngsters unnecessarily, adding that stern actions would be taken against the eve-teasers.

"We have formed anti-romeo squads and now eve-teasers will be dealt with. But girls and boys on moving around or sitting at any place should not be troubled if it is with their consent," Adityanath said in his address at the Maharana Pratap Inter College here.

Adityanath further said that his government has asked the administration to act strictly on such matters.

Following Adityanath's orders for the safety of girls in the state, Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed on Wednesday launched 'anti-Romeo' squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas.

Adityanath had directed the state police to adopt a zero tolerance towards crime and take immediate steps towards improving law and order in the state.

Adityanath is on a two-day tour to Gorakhpur. He has visited the city for the first time after taking charge as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

The entire city has been covered with billboards and banners for his welcome, while the local administration has provided adequate security.


First published: 25 March 2017, 19:52 IST