UP's New Special Security Force Can "Search, Arrest Without Warrant" -Alok Pandey

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published Published on Sep 14, 2020   modified Modified on Sep 15, 2020

-NDTV.com

In a series of late-night posts, the UP government Twitter handle quoted Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi as saying that "eight battalions of the UPSSF will be constituted initially at a cost of 1747.06 crore".

Lucknow: A special force will be set up in Uttar Pradesh, with powers similar to the CISF (Central Industrial Security Force), that can search and arrest without a warrant, the state government said on Sunday. The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force or UPSSF will be tasked to protect courts, airports, administrative buildings, metros, banks, among other government offices.

In a series of late-night posts, the UP government Twitter handle quoted Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi as saying that "eight battalions of the UPSSF will be constituted initially at a cost of 1,747.06 crore". The initial infrastructure for the force would come from the PAC (Provincial Armed Constabulary), a special unit of the UP Police. The UPSSF "will be a dream project" for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Mr Awasthi pointed out.

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NDTV.com, 14 September 2020, https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/uttar-pradesh-special-security-force-can-search-arrest-without-warrant-says-yogi-adityanath-government-2294900?fbclid=IwAR16RVQNmruSqgIVt8PvR96F6JnGOEha-UidAIhMGvwMRyEvOCfLIo-WFCg


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