Lucknow: UP police on Monday clamped section 144 in Azamgarh and Aligarh, following a directive from Union home ministry to keep forces on maximum alert in wake of Union Cabinet’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir.
UP Police chief issued orders to senior police officers in the state to be on high vigil to pre-empt any breach of security.
DGP office issued guidelines to police chiefs of all ranges and districts to remain alert and cancelled all the leaves of police officers in state. Police officers have been told to pay special attention on the security of Kashmiri residents and students in their districts.
The local intelligence units have been told to keep vigil on activities of the workers of political parties as political rallies, marches, bike rallies have been banned.
SSP Aligarh, Akash Khullary said that police force has been mobilised and extra vigilance is being maintained around Aligarh Muslim University that has noticeable number of Kashmiri students.
Officials divided Azamgarh into 32 zones and six sectors while marking Nizamabad, Bilariyaganj, Maharajpur, Mubarakpur and Saraimir as sensitive areas, since they have high presence of Muslims, including Kashmiris, besides clamping Section 144 in the town.