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Police will step up efforts to ensure women's safety, says UP DGP

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In the wake of sudden spurt in crimes against women, of Police (DGP) OP on Monday said that law agencies have put all the accused involved in various crimes against women behind the bars and efforts would be stepped up to ensure women's safety in the state.

"In all the incidents of crime against women, the police have arrested all the accused and are making efforts to ensure that they get the strictest punishment from the court. We will intensify patrolling and also increase the movement of the anti-Romeo squad in the state," told the reporters here.

The top cop was addressing after attending a meeting chaired by The meeting was attended by all other senior officials including

The meeting comes in the backdrop of recent incidences of crime against women in the state that created an outrage among the public and members of the These incidents also put a question mark on the law and order situation in the state.

said the police are contemplating of action against the people who indulge in mischievous behaviour like eve-teasing, passing lewd remarks against women while being on two-wheelers.

"An awareness programme will also be started in schools to educate girls how to act in adverse situations," he said.

Crimes against women have gone up in UP, where recently a minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by six men in Kushinagar on Saturday, while a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a Muslim inside the premises of a madrassa in

The most gruesome incident from the state was the murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Aligarh. The girl's mutilated body was found on June 2 from a garbage dump.

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First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 19:25 IST