Top cop moved over Bu­land­shahr vi­o­lence

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lucknow — The Ut­tar Pradesh gov­ern­ment on Satur­day trans­ferred Bu­land­shahr Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SSP) Kr­ishna Ba­hadur Singh and at­tached him to the of­fice of the Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice here, a Home De­part­ment of­fi­cial said on Satur­day.

The state gov­ern­ment has named Prab­hakar Chowd­hary as the new dis­trict po­lice chief of Bu­land­shahr.

Two more po­lice of­fi­cials have also been trans­ferred in con­nec­tion with the mob vi­o­lence in Bu­land­shahr town on Mon­day where an in­spec­tor and a civil­ian were killed, au­thor­i­ties said.

Cir­cle Of­fi­cer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Ku­mar, the in­charge of Chin­gra­vathi po­lice post, have been trans­ferred “for their fail­ure in re­spond­ing in time to the sit­u­a­tion aris­ing on Mon­day in that area”.

The de­ci­sion was taken on the ba­sis of a re­port sub­mit­ted by the Ad­di­tional Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice SB Shi­rad­kar.

The se­nior Home De­part­ment of­fi­cial said they have been taken to task for not be­ing fast enough in re­act­ing to the sit­u­a­tion that arose af­ter some Hindu right-wing ac­tivists found some an­i­mal car­casses in a field and took them on trac­tortrol­leys to block a road.

Po­lice in­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh and the civil­ian from Chin­gra­vathi vil­lage, Su­mit Singh, were killed in the mob vi­o­lence that fol­lowed. The ac­tion was taken af­ter a

high-level meet­ing was presided over by the Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice (DGP) OP Singh, who had handed over the re­port to Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on his ar­rival from New Delhi.

Adityanath, though, has al­ready

termed the Bu­land­shahr in­ci­dent an “ac­ci­dent”.

He had ear­lier said the in­ci­dent was the re­sult of a “big con­spir­acy” but at a me­dia event in Delhi on Fri­day he said that the in­ci­dent was ac­tu­ally an ac­ci­dent. —

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