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Friday, Sep 07, 2007
SSB gets powers to arrest, search
|The force is deployed in six districts of the State|
Two lakh houses to be constructed for the poor
Bio-fertiliser unit to be established in Lucknow
LUCKNOW: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) deployed on the Indo-Nepal border has been given powers to search, seize and arrest within 15 kilometres on this side of the porous border in Uttar Pradesh. Until now the SSB could only intercept but not conduct searches or arrest the suspicious elements crossing into the State.
A decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of the State Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Mayawati on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary, Shailesh Krishna, told newspersons on Thursday that the SSB had been given the powers to conduct search, seizure and make arrests under the relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). He said the Union Government had urged the State Government to grant powers of search, seizure and arrest to the SSB.
SSB is deployed in Pilibhit, Lakhimpur-Kheri, Bahraich, Balrampur, Siddhartnagar and Maharajganj districts .
Another decision taken by the Cabinet pertained to operating the accounts of the Centrally-sponsored National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGP). Besides, the Government will build cheap houses for the shelterless belonging to the Schedules Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Costing around Rs. 500 crore, the scheme is patterned on the Indira Avas Yojana of the Central Government.
The UP Chief Minister’s Principal Secretary stated that around 2 lakh houses would be built under this scheme with each house costing Rs. 27,500 to the beneficiaries in the seven districts of Bundelkhand region and Rs. 25,000 elsewhere in the State.
Selection of the beneficiaries and construction of the houses will be in accordance with the norms finalised by the Central Government for the Indira Avas Yojana.
Meanwhile, the bio-fertiliser unit at the Biotech Park in Lucknow will be established in the State capital. The previous regime had decided to set up the unit in Kannauj district.
13 cops dismissed
Kannauj: Thirteen Uttar Pradesh Police constables were dismissed from service for allegedly using fake documents and affidavits during the erstwhile Samajwadi Party Government in the State.
A senior police official told reporters here on Thursday that the constables had been recruited during the previous regime and were posted in different places in the district.
The official said that an inquiry was conducted into the recruitment following complaints of irregularities and it was revealed that several of them had used fake documents and affidavits. –PTI
Lucknow : August 31, 2007 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Km. Mayawati has expressed profound grief over the demise of veteran freedom fighter Pt. Dhruv Narain Pandey. He belonged to Jaunpur district. The 95-year-old freedom fighter passed away at his native village Tejgarh today. He was cremated at Varanasi this evening. In a message, the C.M. said that the late Dhruv Narain Pandey took active part in the freedom struggle of the country. Owing to his participation in the Quit India Movement, he was imprisoned by the British. His services would long be remembered by the countrymen and the younger generation should draw inspiration from his life. The C.M. has conveyed her heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies to the family members of the deceased and prayed for peace to the departed soul. *****
C.M. greets people ont he occasion of Raksha Bandhan
Lucknow : August 27, 2007 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Km. Mayawati has greeted the people of the State on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. In a message, the C.M. said that the festival of Raksha Bandhan was a symbol of social harmony, mutual brotherhood and national integrity. She said that this day strengthened the love between brother and sister. The C.M. has urged people to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with traditional gaiety and peace.