Bulandshahr SSP KB Singh transferred

A police officer walks in the premises of a police station that was partially damaged by a mob during a protest on Monday, in Chingrawti village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The Uttar Pradesh state government today shifted Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bulandshahr KB Singh, reportedly for negligence in the violence that erupted after the recovery of cow carcasses in Mahwa village on December 3. Earlier, Syana Circle Officer Satya Prakash Sharma and Chingrwathi police outpost incharge Suresh Kumar had also been transferred last night for dereliction of duty. Sharma was sent to police training centre in Moradabad while Kumar was transferred to Hamirpur.

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said KB Singh has been transferred and attached to Director General of Police (DGP) headquarters in Lucknow, while Prabhakar Chowdhary has been made new SSP Bulandshahr. Chowdhary was presently posted as SP Sitapur. Another IPS officer LR Kumar, who was in waiting, has been posted as new SP Sitapur.

These steps were taken after Chief Minister Yodi Adityanath had an high-level meeting last night, with top officials, including Principal Secretary Home Arvind Kumar and DGP OP Singh. The meeting was held after the submission of a report by the ADG intelligence SB Shirodkar regarding the December 3 violence in which Syana police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and local youth Sumit Kumar were shot dead.

Meanwhile, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, yesterday, termed the Bulandshahr incident as an “accident”. He had earlier said the incident was result of a “big conspiracy” but at a media event in Delhi, he said that the incident was an accident. The police have arrested nine accused, but the main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of Bajrang Dal, continues to be at large.

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