HEADS ROLL IN BU­LAND­SHAHR, JAWAN HELD

Deccan Chronicle - - Front Page - AMITA VERMA | DC

Heads have fi­nally be­gun to roll in Bu­land­shahr where one in­spec­tor and a civil­ian were killed in mob vi­o­lence on Dec. 3.

Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Satur­day re­moved Bu­land­shahr SSP K.B. Singh, along with Syana Cir­cle Of­fi­cer Satya Prakash Sharma and Chin­grawati chowki incharge Suresh Ku­mar for al­leged neg­li­gence that led to the Dec. 3 vi­o­lence and the killing of the in­spec­tor.

Jeetu Fauji, the Army jawan who is one of the ac­cused in the vi­o­lence, was also ar­rested from So­pore in Kash­mir on Satur­day and handed over to the UP STF and is be­ing brought to Bu­land­shahr.

Luc­know Dec. 8: The Ut­tar Pradesh gov­ern­ment Satur­day trans­ferred Bu­land­shahr SSP Kr­ishna Ba­hadur Singh to the DGP of­fice, five days af­ter two peo­ple, in­clud­ing an in­spec­tor, were killed in vi­o­lence fol­low­ing an al­leged cow slaugh­ter in­ci­dent.

Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary (Home) Arvind Ku­mar said that the Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice will be re­placed by Si­ta­pur SP Prab­hakar Chaud­hary.

The gov­ern­ment trans­ferred two other po­lice­men of Bu­land­shahr — Cir­cle Of­fi­cer Syana Satya Prakash Sharma and Chin­gra­vati po­lice chowki in-charge Suresh Ku­mar.

Ad­di­tional Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (ADG) In­tel­li­gence SB Shi­rad­kar had Fri­day sub­mit­ted a re­port on the vi­o­lence. The trans­fers are un­der­stood to be in line with the find­ings of the re­port on po­lice han­dling of the sit­u­a­tion.

On De­cem­ber 3, In­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh and a lo­cal youth, Su­mit, were killed in vi­o­lence over an al­leged cow slaugh­ter in­ci­dent in the city. The in­spec­tor and his team had gone to the vil­lage to tackle the vi­o­lence when they came un­der at­tack.

Singh was the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer of the Dadri lynch­ing case from Septem­ber 28, 2015 to Novem­ber 9, 2015. How­ever, the chargesheet had been filed by a dif­fer­ent IO in March, 2016.

Po­lice have ar­rested nine ac­cused in the Bu­land­shahr case but the main con­spir­a­tor, Yo­gesh Raj, the district con­vener of the Ba­jrang Dal, is on the run. In a video that sur­faced on­line on Wed­nes­day, Raj had claimed in­no­cence.

An­other sus­pect is Jeetu Fauji, and a po­lice team has been sent to Jammu to nab him, a se­nior of­fi­cer said.

An­other in­quiry by a gov­ern­ment-con­sti­tuted SIT is un­der­way, and the team is go­ing into ev­ery minute de­tail and video footage of the in­ci­dent, the of­fi­cer said.

Also, a mag­is­te­rial probe had been or­dered by the gov­ern­ment into the in­ci­dents.

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