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Bulandshahr violence: SSP, two police officials transferred

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The government on Saturday transferred Senior of Police and attached him to the office of the of Police here, a said on Saturday.

The has named Prabhakar Chowdhary as the new of

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

(CO) and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of chowki, 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 of Police S.B. Shiradkar.

The senior 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 tractor-trolleys to block a road.

Police 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 of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh, who had handed over the report to on his arrival from New

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 on Friday he said that the incident was actually an accident.

"No mob lynching happened in Uttar Pradesh, what happened in Bulandshahr is an accident," he said.

The police have arrested nine accused but the main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of the Bajrang Dal, continues to be at large.



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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 12:18 IST