Mumbai: Attacking the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday alleged that “jungle raj” prevails in the state and that crimes are increasing in the area.
“The way in which serious crimes are increasing in Uttar Pradesh, including murder, and against women, it is clear that Jungle Raj is prevailing in the state rather than law. In Uttar Pradesh, more than coronaviruses, crime viruses dominate the region. The public is impressed by it. The government should focus on this issue,” she tweeted.
1. अभी हाल ही में, यू.पी के जंगलराज में, गाजियाबाद में अपनी भांजी के साथ छेड़छाड़ करने के विरोध में, पत्रकार श्री विक्रम जोशी को गोली मारकर बुरी तरह से घायल किया गया, जिनकी आज मृत्यु हो जाने पर दुःखी परिवार के प्रति बी.एस.पी की गहरी संवेदनायें। 1/2
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) July 22, 2020
Her statement comes after journalist Vikram Joshi, who was shot at by unknown miscreants near his residence in Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad on July 20, died at a hospital on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Monday, a few days after which Vikram Joshi lodged a complaint with Vijay Nagar police station that some people were harassing his niece.
Hours after the death of journalist Vikram Joshi, the Uttar Pradesh police said on Wednesday that it had arrested nine people in the case, while one of the accused is absconding.