“The furlough of all administrative/police officers, SHO, CO and District Police Chiefs to District Magistrate, Divisional Commissioner, is canceled until May 4 with immediate effect.
“Those who are currently on leave should return to the duty station within the next 24 hours. This accommodation should be provided by the Prime Minister’s Office,” he said, according to an official statement.
Additional police forces should be deployed in sensitive areas and drones should be used to monitor the situation. Every evening the police should carry out foot patrols and the Police Response Vehicle (PRV) should remain active, he said.
The safety of every citizen of Uttar Pradesh is the primary responsibility of all of us, Adityanath said, adding “we must always be vigilant and careful about this responsibility of ours.”
All necessary efforts should be made taking into account local needs so that every festival takes place in peace and harmony, he said and asked to deal harshly with those who post malicious statements.
“Those who try to vitiate the atmosphere should be dealt with harshly. There should be no place for such people in a civilized society,” he said.