"I hope you have not faced any danger," shot back Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today when asked about the law and order situation in the state in the backdrop of the Badaun rape and murder case and the Azamgarh gang-rape incident.
Yadav, who was here on a visit, said arrests have been made in the gang-rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Badaun and action was also being taken against guilty police officials.
Asked, what was his view on the law and order situation in UP in the wake of the incident, he retorted, "I hope you have not faced any danger!"
When the journalist said, "No", the Chief Minister said, "Thank you. You should propagate this."
Yadav said a new police control room has come up in Kanpur and added asserted that no other state government has such a set-up.
The gang-rape and murder of two Dalit girls in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, has sparked enormous outrage, evoking strong criticism towards the Akhilesh Yadav government. Arrests have been made in an immediate response to the, villagers of Badaun are far from satisfied, accusing the law and order authorities of apathy towards the victims. Two constables in connection with the crime have been sacked, even as police arrested another accused in the case.