Lucknow: In light of the killing of an NIA officer in Bijnor and inmates setting afire a prison barrack in Varanasi, BJP on Tuesday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Police and accused it of working as a cadre of the ruling Samajwadi Party.
"When will the police administration, which is working as cadre of ruling SP, wake up and realise its responsibilities," BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
He claimed that police came into action in the killing of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) officer
only after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav intervened in the matter.
"Incidents took place in Varanasi jail, but the top officers did not bother to act. When will the state's administrative apparatus become sensitive on these incidents," Pathak asked in a statement.
He alleged that police officers get postings on senior designations because of political connections but fail to execute their responsibilities. He said Akhilesh had appealed to officers during IAS and IPS weeks to work so that his party could remain in power.