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Meerut: Intelligence units on high-alert after ‘social media post’ asks policemen to abstain from duty

The call for the purported ‘protest’ by the policemen has incidentally come after Apple executive Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by the police in Lucknow.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Intelligence units in Meerut have been put on high alert after a purported social media post calling upon policemen to not perform their duties on October 10 as a mark of protest went viral, said senior police officials.

The call for the purported ‘protest’ by the policemen has incidentally come after Apple executive Vivek Tiwari was shot dead by the police in Lucknow.

Meanwhile, SP (City) Ranvijay Singh has not denied that a social media post asking the police personnel to lodge protest has gone viral but at the same time admitted that the source of the post was yet to be ascertained.

The Zonal Officer of the Intelligence Unit has written an official letter to senior officers of Meerut Division in this regard. In this letter, the intelligence units have been asked to collect inputs in the matter and report them to Lucknow and the Zonal Office in Meerut.

Confirming the circulation of the letter, Circle Officer of Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) Ratan Singh said he had received an alert about the same. “Matter would be taken to the notice of the senior officers if we come across any such matter,” he said.

It is believed that the rising levels of mental and physical stress in the force have resulted in the agitated mood of the policemen.

SP (City) Singh, while acknowledging the stress part, said the police force had its own mechanism to tackle these issues. At the same time, some policy measures, as well as a joint effort of police and government, is required to improve service conditions to improve the situation.