New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government is under scanner for deteriorating law and order in the state.

Documents with Danik Jagran revealed that the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday asked the state police to submit a report on the issue of alleged beating up of Samajwadi Party activists during an agitation in the state capital recently.

Meanwhile, the Parliament Privilege Committee has also asked for a report on law and order situation in the state.

The NHRC has considered the media reports alleging that a number of SP workers were severely beaten up by police in the presence of senior officers in Lucknow on March 9. The reports submitted to NHRC further said the DIG of police trampled one of the SP activists.

The NHRC has observed that if the facts in the reports are true, then the rights of the activists have been violated.  A notice has been issued along with the press clippings to the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, calling for a report in the matter within four weeks, following which proceedings would take place.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on Tuesday, assured Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP leader Lalji Tondon that necessary action would be taken.

(JPN/Bureau)