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Act tough with hardened criminals, says U.P. CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday instructed officials to create a separate category of hardened criminals or those with charges related to terrorism lodged in jails and behave strictly with them.

During a briefing on a draft amendment to the UP Jail Manual, Mr. Adityanath told officials to not offer “any concessions” to “shatir apradhi” or hardened criminals.

A ‘category’ should be created in jails of those involved in terrorism, mafia activities and crimes against women, and they should be dealt with strictly, a government spokesperson said quoting Mr. Adityanath.

The CM also said there was a need for “comprehensive reforms” in behaviour towards inmates in prisons.

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