BJP leader Subramanyam Swamy on Monday said if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to follow the rules laid by the central government, President's rule would be the next option.
The centre has cautioned the Uttar Pradesh government, after two on-duty cops were murdered on Sunday night. The incident comes right after the state has witnessed some of the most gruesome rape cases in the recent past.
"Article 256 empowers the central government to give directions to state government in such a situation, and if they refuse to do that, Presidents rule can be imposed on the state," ANI quoted Swamy.
The state has been witnessing series of protests against the murder of constables Giriraj Kishore Gujjar and Dinesh Pratap Singh, who were killed while chasing suspected robbers at Sailai road, near the DIG's office. The two policemen had learnt about the burglars trying to flee away while patrolling at 60 foot road in Ramgarh district of Firozabad, said reports.
The fleeing burglars shot at them and Gujjar died on the spot, while Singh died halfway the surgery he was undergoing at a hospital in Agra.
According to reports, the police have suspected the involvement of six burglars in the murder. "Three teams have been deployed for a strict investigation, which will be supervised by area officer and the guilty will be nabbed at the earliest," Business Standard quoted Inspector General SK Gupta.
Police station in-charge Ajay Yadav and sub-inspector Farooq from Ramgarh Thana have been suspended for being careless at duty, he said.
Furious at the murder of the two cops, the locals gathered at Subhash crossing near district hospital, on Monday, in protest and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. They have also made demands of the arrest of Additional Superintendent of Police Rakesh Pandey and want a case registered against Ramgarh SO.
The mob turned violent during the protest and pelted stones at vehicles and attacked shops around. They even put a police vehicle on fire. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Vijay Singh Meena and many others were injured in the protest.
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav has announced a compensation of ₹20 lakh for the families of the deceased and applauded the cops for their bravery.
"They were brave soldiers. They died while maintaining law and order," NDTV quoted Yadav.
Uttar Pradesh has been in news for quite some time now, for incessant criminal activities taking place around the state. The first incident that came to light was the Badaun gangrape case, where the two girls were hanged to a tree after being raped.
Additionally, another body of 45-year-old woman was found hanging from a tree in Raipur area of Bahraich; she too was alleged to have been gangraped. A few days later, a woman allegedly accused the SHO of police station of Hamirpur district for raping her inside the police station.
In yet another incident in Badaun on Friday, 13 June a 32-year-old woman was kidnapped and gangraped by three persons including the son of a policeman.