UP: Inspector transferred after 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots inquiry report
Muzaffarnagar: An inspector of a local intelligence unit has been shunted out in the wake of the report by an inquiry commission into the 2013 communal riots, which indicted him for failure to provide proper information.
The inspector, Prabal Pratap Singh, was posted in Liu during the 2013 riots, which left over 60 people dead in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding districts while thousands of others were displaced.
According to SSP K B Singh, Arun Kumar would be the new incharge of Liu here.
The Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission, whose 700-page report was tabled in the state assembly on March 6, concluded that intelligence failure and laxity on the part of police led to the violence.
The commission said polarisation along communal lines following the murder of two young men by a youth from minority community in Kawal town on August 27, 2013, was the trigger behind the riots.
The panel said the riots took place as Prabal Pratap Singh failed to give the exact figure of people going for a Mahapanchayat at Mandaur. The Hindus, particularly Jats, returning from the Mahapanchayat were allegedly attacked by the minority community members, fuelling tensions further.