Indian Railways official’s minor daughter shoots dead mother, brother in Lucknow; crime rising in safe areas: Akhilesh Yadav
The Samajwadi Party chief said that crime has entered the 'secure and important’ Gautampalli area, situated a few kilometres from the CM’s residence
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, saying crime cases are now being reported in "safe and secure" areas of the state like Gautampalli where a double murder took place.
According to police, a "depressed" minor daughter of a senior railway official allegedly shot dead her mother and brother at their residence in the high-security Gautampalli area, which is a few kilometres away from the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
"Now, crime has entered the so-called most secured and important area of Gautampalli with a double murder. Now, the people of the state are telling stories to their children that sometime ago, there was law and order in the state," the former chief minister said in a tweet in Hindi.
The SP chief also attacked the government over rising coronavirus cases in the country.
"The BJP government is sitting silently, blindfolded in the case of uncontrolled corona, shattered economy and examinations. Today, the Union Home Ministry has also snatched the rights to impose lockdown from the states,” he tweeted in Hindi.
On Saturday, the Union Home Ministry issued the Unlock 4 guidelines under which metro trains will be allowed to resume services from 7 September in a graded manner, while political, social and religious congregations of up to 100 people will be permitted from 21 September.
However, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed for students till 30 September, with some relaxations for students of classes 9 to 12.
In a significant directive, the Home Ministry said state governments shall not impose any local lockdown outside the containment zones without prior consultation with the central government.
The active cases count dropped to 9,73,158 which is 3.3 percent of the total infections, while national recovery stands at 95.43 percent
There will be relaxation in curfew in all districts from Wednesday, from 7 am to 7 pm, for five days as active cases have come below 600
The UP CM's visit to Delhi comes close on the heels of the BJP holding a series of review meetings in Lucknow, which had fuelled speculation of a ministerial reshuffle in the state