Action will be taken against senior cop, if guilty: Akhilesh
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In the backdrop of controversial comments made by a Uttar Pradesh DIG in an elopement case, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said action would be taken if senior officers do not understand the gravity of their posts.
"The statement of a senior officer has been aired in the media... if what is being aired is true, then it is a very wrong statement," Akhilesh told reporters when asked about the comments by DIG S K Mathur in Saharanpur on Tuesday.
Mathur had allegedly told a man who had come to lodge a missing complaint about his sister that had he been in his place, he would have shot her for eloping.
The CM said if people have any hope of justice, then it is from the police.
"If officers sitting in the high posts do not understand the seriousness of their position, then action will be taken," he said.
He said the action taken by the government should also be projected as it would help.
"You should also show the action taken by the government," he said.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Jagmohan Yadav yesterday said Mathur has denied having made the remarks.
"However, if such a thing has been said, then further action would be taken," Yadav said, adding it was a serious issue in the wake of honour killing incidents in the area.
"If something like this has been said, it is wrong because people come to the police with expectations," he said.
"An inquiry would be conducted into the alleged remarks of DIG Mathur and a report would also be sought from the IG in this regard," he said.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for Women also demanded that Mathur be suspended for his "cowardly" response and for shying away from his responsibility.
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