The UP government has passed a bill for the implementation of a ‘Special Security Force’. This said force can arrest anyone without a search or arrest warrant. The planned garrison will be made to function for protection of strategic and vital installations of the government.
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has planned on a special force. The special force will be set up in Uttar Pradesh. This force has the allowance to search and arrest any individual without an arrest or search warrant. The force will be called the ‘Special Security Force’ with the government planning to launch it within three months.
The planned garrison will be made to function for protection of strategic and vital installations, high court, district court, state government administrative premises, religious spots, Metro Rail, airports, banks, industrial undertakings and any other establishment apprised by the state government.
The state legislative assembly passed the Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force Bill-2020 in the monsoon session. The passing of the bill has allowed for the confirmed set-up of the Special Security Force.
The details revealed by the Chief secretary.
Chief secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi declared, “The SSF has been established in view of an Allahabad high court order to the state government for security and protection of all court premises in the state. The force will have the power to search and make arrests without a warrant.”
Awasthi also added to the conversation, “The director general of police (DGP) had been directed to submit a road map for constitution of SSF within three days, a proposal for various posts in the force within seven days and rules for implementation of the SSF Act within 15 days. The DGP has directed to submit a suggestion for the launch of the first phase of the SSF within three months.” Awasthi said.
This along with invest UP is also considered a dream project of the current UP CM, Yogi Adityanath. The state government has decided to create five battalions of the SSF in the first phase, with 1,913 members. The total strength of the force is tentatively to be made of 9,919 people. The state government has projected to inject spend Rs 1,747.06 crore into the project, Awasthi said. (Source: HT)