U.P. Govt. should take stern measures to curb crime: Rita Bahuguna

Lucknow, July 20 (ANI): Congress leader Rita Bahuguna on Saturday expressed her concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, and said the government needs to take stern measures to curb rampant crime.

While talking about the murder of former Bahujan Samajwadi Party MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh District, Bahuguna said there is no fear of law amongst those people who shot the BSP leader, despite a police station being merely 300 meters away from his house.

"The state government is not reacting to it the way people want them to. In fact, the recent incident of the Etawah rape case where the girl was gang-raped and burnt alive happened in Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency," she said.

"There have been similar incidents in Pratapgarh, Aligarh and Lucknow and, there have been no arrests in any of these cases," she added.

Bahuguna further said the Uttar Pradesh people removed the Mayawati government to bring about better law and order situation in the state. But if the present government continues to remain silent on these issues, the condition of the state would get worse.

Former Bahujan Samajwadi Party MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh was shot dead on Friday by three unknown assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh District.

Soon after he was shot dead, his supporters started protesting against the state government and also set several vehicles on fire in the city, reports added. (ANI)

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