The state administration is taking steps to strengthen security as the outcry over the Agnipath scam grows in numerous districts. On Sunday, the Gautam Buddh Nagar police announced the imposition of CrPC section 144 in the district and advised everyone to follow the law.
According to estimates, the police have arrested up to 250 people for their roles in the violence that erupted during rallies against the Centre's new programme for recruiting soldiers for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Since last week, protests against the government's new 'Agnipath' military recruitment system have erupted across the country. Some groups have called for a Bharat Bandh in response to this.
According to PTI, amid the protests against the Agnipath programme, miscreants attracted armed forces aspirants to disrupt peace and order across the state, according to Additional Deputy Commissioner (Law and Order) Ashutosh Dwivedi.
"It has been learnt through social media that a call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ has been made by a section of people for June 20 in view of the Agnipath scheme and some anti-social elements in groups may to disrupt peace and even try marching towards Delhi," he said.
Dwivedi further added, "It is to remind everyone that CrPC section 144 is already imposed on Gautam Buddh Nagar commissionerate. An FIR would be registered against any person found engaged in activities in violation of law and strict action would be taken against them."