Take strict action against anti-social elements disturbing communal harmony and peace: Chief Minister


Jaipur, May 3. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot directed police and administration to identify and take stern action against the anti-social elements responsible for incidents that disturb communal harmony and brotherhood. Terming the incident in Jodhpur as unfortunate, the Chief Minister said that any such incident affecting communal harmony anywhere in the state disturbs peace and law and order in the society.

While addressing a high-level meeting at the Chief Minister's Office on Tuesday, he said that a criminal, irrespective of religion, caste or class, must not be spared if found to be involved in criminal activities. The Chief Minister said that people of all religions have been celebrating all festivals with love and brotherhood in Rajasthan and Jodhpur is known for its social affinity. These traditions must continue. He appealed to the general public to maintain peace.

Mr Gehlot directed Minister of State for Home Shri Rajendra Singh Yadav, Minister in-charge of Jodhpur Shri Subhash Garg, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Shri Abhay Kumar and Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Shri Hawa Singh Ghumaria to immediately rush to Jodhpur by helicopter.

He also asked the officials to organize police station-level meetings of Community Liaison Groups across the state and create an atmosphere of peace among different communities apart from promoting community policing.

Expressing concern over the recent incidents, Mr Gehlot directed the police and administration to take necessary steps to maintain peace and order. He said that anti-social elements must be identified at police station-level and strict action be taken against them. Also, legal action should be taken against miscreants spreading misleading messages and rumours on social media.

Chief Secretary Smt. Usha Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Mr Abhay Kumar, DG, Intelligence, Mr Umesh Mishra, ADG, Crime, Mr RP Mehrada, ADG, Law and Order, Mr Hawa Singh Ghumaria and other officers were present in the meeting.