Taking a dig at the newly-elected Uttar Pradesh government, the Janata Dal (United) said that the Bihar police was competent of handling miscreants without forming ‘anti-Romeo’ squads on Saturday. “The ones pointing fingers at Bihar’s law and order situation should first see Uttar Pradesh where the need for ‘anti-Romeo’ squads emerged,” said JD(U) leader Ajay Alok, as per a report in HT.
“Our police are capable of handling miscreants without forming any ‘anti-Romeo’ squad. They don’t need to worry,” he added.
Another JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav also joined the storm saying that the government should stop doing such drama and fulfill promises they have made during the assembly polls.
“During the elections, the BJP had said that it would first waive off farmers’ loans. What they are doing (anti-Romeo squad) is the work of the police. According to the Constitution, adults have the right to marry anybody irrespective of caste or religion. This drama should not be done. Police is roaming with law in their hands,” said Yadav.
After Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s orders the safety of girls, DGP Javeed Ahmed on Wednesday launched ‘anti-Romeo’ squads to curb eve-teasing in public places. The CM had said the state police to adopt a zero tolerance towards misdeed and take instant steps towards improving law and order in the state.