The new policy will come into effect from next week. The long-pending demand is aimed at de-stressing the police force, which works overtime without any leave.

Ahmad made the announcement at a late night Krishna Janmashtmi event at the police lines.A few years back, a similar experiment was carried out at a police station in Lucknow but quickly shelved given inadequate manpower and rise in crime in UP.

It was also extended to a few other police stations, one each in Gorakhpur and Varanasi but met a similar fate. But now, after the increase in manpower following large scale recruitment in UP police constabulary and also in the number of sub-inspectors and with a proper order in place the move will come as a huge relief to the police force here.


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