The Government of Uttar Pradesh has constituted a special police force. The Uttar Pradesh special security force, which is set up to protect industrial establishments, major sites, airports, Metros, courts, and other places, will have the right to search and arrest without warrant. The new force, set up in the name of Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force, will be headed by ADG level officers. The force will be able to arrest someone who prevents him from performing duties during the security of establishments, trying to attack, threaten to attack, use criminal force. For this, the members of the force will not need a magistrate's warrant. On the basis of suspicion, no warrant search can also be conducted. However, after the arrest, senior officers will have to give information, and the arrested person has to be handed over to the police station.
Every staff of SSF will always be on duty:
Every member of the force will always be treated as on duty and can be deployed anywhere in the state. The court will not be able to take cognizance of the offense against any member of this force without the Government's approval on any work to be done during duty.
Roadmap sought from DGPS:
The formation of the force was approved by the Yogi Cabinet through cabinet bye-circulation on 26th June. Additional Chief Secretary home Avnish Awasthi said that an order to constitute a special security force has been issued. The Act was passed in the House and now becomes effective. A roadmap has been sought from the DGPS on its structure, deployment, and functioning. "This is the chief minister's dream project. The High Court had ordered that special force be deployed in the civil court.
Initially, 9919 staff will be in force, Rs 1747 crore in a year:
Avnish Awasthi said that this special security force will have 9,919 personnel. Initially, it will have 5 battalions, which will cost Rs 1747 crore in a year. The infrastructure of the PAC will also be shared.
Instructions for preparation of action plan within 3 days:
Avnish Kumar Awasthi said that the director-general of police HC has been instructed to effectively implement the force by sending a copy of the Act on 11th September. Awasthi informed that instructions have been issued to provide an action plan within three days in connection with the formation of a special security force, provide proposals for the force's operation within seven days, and suggest introducing the first phase of the force within three months.
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