Lucknow: 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.
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. —PTI...