Lucknow, Aug 5: Rattled by a slew of rape cases including the horrific Bulandshahr gangrape, the UP Police today launched 'Operation Vishwas' here to instill confidence and sense of security among women.
"The Operation is being launched in Lucknow zone from today in which police will ensure strict action against those people involved in crime against women. The objective of the campaign is to instill confidence and sense of security among women," IG, Lucknow Zone, A Satish Ganesh told reporters here.
The police have identified 1200 people accused of sexual offenses and the proceedings for imposing Goonda Act on them will be ensured during the operation, he said.
The month-long operation will also run in Hardoi, Lahimpur Kheri, Rarbareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar and Amethi besides Lucknow, he said.
"We are expecting to get good results like 'Operation Milan', under which police rescued over 400 abducted youths and minors, including girls, and re-united them with their families," Ganesh said. Operation Milan was launched on April 28 in Lucknow zone.
All the district police chiefs of the zone have been asked to direct police station in-charges concerned to concentrate on Operation Vishwas.
Uttar Pradesh was recently in news for a number of rape cases including the Bulandshahr gangrape incident where a mother and a minor girl were raped by a group of men near a highway.