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With Yogi Adityanath Coming in Power, Organised Crimes Lost Steam and Gangs Disorganised in UP

These new generation gangs have apparently understood the mood of the government and are taking care to stay away from Adityanath's scanner

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In the past two years since Adityanath became the Chief Minister, organised crime has lost steam and the gangs have been disorganised. Wikimedia Commons

Organised crime had been a flourishing industry in Uttar Pradesh since the eighties when Gorakhpur — the home of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath — was known as the crime capital of the state.

In the past two years since Adityanath became the Chief Minister, organised crime has lost steam and the gangs have been disorganised. The senior most mafia don in the state, Hari Shankar Tiwari, now an octogenarian, has slipped into retirement and his legendary adversary Virendra Pratap Shahi is no more.

The guns in Gorakhpur have fallen silent. Other major leaders of mafia gangs like Mukhtar Ansari, Brijesh Singh and Ateeq Ahmad are in jail while others like Abhay Singh and Dhananjay Singh have withdrawn into their shells.

Mukhtar Ansari, one of the most powerful mafia dons, is a five-time legislator and has been lodged in jail since 2005 for the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai. He has recently been acquitted in the case but remains in jail for other cases. Mukhtar Ansari’s clout in eastern Uttar Pradesh can be gauged by the fact that he won the 2007, 2012 and 2017 Assembly elections from inside the jail.

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The guns in Gorakhpur have fallen silent. Wikimedia Commons

In the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) regimes, Mukhtar Ansari enjoyed the privilege of attending Assembly sessions and meeting officials and supporters across the state capital. He even ran his mobile office from the central hall of the Vidhan Bhawan and people thronged to meet him in person.

Adityanath made sure that the state government opposed Mukhtar Ansari’s plea to attend Assembly sessions in court and the mafia don no longer gets permission to participate in legislative proceedings.

Mukhtar Ansari’s gang has also started disintegrating. His closest aide, Munna Bajrangi, was shot dead inside Baghpat jail in July last year and his sharp shooter Atul Rai, who was recently elected to the Lok Sabha on a BSP ticket, is also in jail on rape charges. Mukhtar Ansari’s rival Brijesh Singh had probably hoped for better times in the Yogi regime but he has also been barred from attending legislative sessions.

Brijesh Singh was arrested from Odisha in 2008 after having being on the run for almost a decade. He reportedly had 100 cases against him at the time of his arrest and he is now a member of the state legislative council. His proximity to some top BJP leaders has been spoken of in political circles. His nephew Sushil Singh is a BJP MLA.

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These new generation gangs have apparently understood the mood of the government and are taking care to stay away from Adityanath’s scanner. Wikimedia Commons

However, Adityanath has made sure that Brijesh Singh, now in Varanasi jail, loses his clout, especially in government tenders. The Yogi Adityanath government has also ‘demolished’ the empire of mafia don Ateeq Ahmad. Ateeq Ahmad is presently in Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad while his associates have recently been raided by the CBI and his financial transactions and benami properties are under the scanner. His financial backbone has already been broken to an extent and his associates say that it will be difficult for him to regain his kingdom.

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Two other mafia gangs led by Abhay Singh and Dhananjay Singh have also been rendered ineffective by the Yogi Adityanath government.

Both the leaders did not contest the recent Lok Sabha elections and have stayed away from controversies. These new generation gangs have apparently understood the mood of the government and are taking care to stay away from Adityanath’s scanner. (IANS)

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Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh Offering Cows for Adoption

The state government will pay a sum of Rs 30 per day to the person who adopts a cow for maintenance

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This is being done to check the growing problem of stray cows. Pixabay

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is now offering cows for adoption. This is being done to check the growing problem of stray cows.

The state government will pay a sum of Rs 30 per day to the person who adopts a cow for maintenance. People living in semi-urban and rural areas can adopt up to four stray cows, bulls and calves.

The scheme called the ‘Nirashrit/Besahara Govansh Sahbhagita Yojana’ was introduced on August 8 for management of stray cattle, but the execution order was issued on September 9.

The response has been overwhelming with the Lucknow administration having received 1,500 applications by Wednesday evening.

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The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is now offering cows for adoption. Pixabay

Chief veterinary officer Tej Singh Yadav said, “We have received 1,500 adoption applications, mostly from farmers and landless daily wage earners. The scheme will add to their income and will help control stray cattle, responsible for damaging crops in villages and causing accidents in city.”

Of the 24,940 animals caught so far in Lucknow district, 9,079 have been ear-tagged and are available for adoption.

Over 4,400 are available with Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC), followed by 895 in Mohanlalganj, 833 in Maal and 789 in Malihabad blocks in the state.

According to LMC director (animal welfare) Arvind Rao, “The process of verification is underway and we will hand over the animals to deserving applicants in 15 days.”

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The state veterinary department will also conduct regular inspection of foster homes. “If an animal is sick, the owner will have to inform the department, which will arrange for free treatment. However, in case of death, a postmortem will be done to ascertain the cause and action will be taken if there is a foul play,” he explained.

Officials denied that Rs 30 per day was insufficient to feed a cow and said that non-crop fields on the outskirts of the city would allow foster homes to easily feed the adopted animal. The money can be saved. It will be an additional source of income for the poor families, they said.

The animals are being ear-tagged for easy identification if abandoned after adoption. “(IANS)