Lucknow. UP Police have taken immediate action to strengthen security measures in all courts across the state following the shocking incident of notorious criminal Sanjeev Maheshwari, also known as Jeeva, being shot dead in the Lucknow district court on Wednesday.
In response, the Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) office issued a circular directing all commissioners of police and senior superintendents of police (SSPs) to review and enhance security arrangements in court premises.
Circular, issued by Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar, emphasized the need for a robust security system to be put in place for accused individuals appearing in court. In addition, local intelligence units and social media cells were instructed to remain active and vigilant. The circular also stressed the importance of coordination between the police and the District Judge/District Magistrate, as well as the Bar Association, to ensure comprehensive security arrangements at all court locations throughout the state.
Under the close supervision of the SSPs, necessary vigilance and heightened security measures are to be implemented to prevent any untoward incidents and maintain law and order in the state. The police are currently investigating the case of Jeeva's murder, in which he was attacked by unidentified assailants during a hearing and subsequently pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
The incident has sent shockwaves across the state and has raised serious concerns about the security of court premises. The police have assured that they will leave no stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice and in ensuring the safety of all those who visit or work in courts.
Police have also urged the public to cooperate with them and to report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately.