Muzaffarnagar riots: UP ADG Arun Kumar seeks central deputation

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 18:45

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar, who oversaw security arrangements in Muzaffarnagar after communal riots erupted, has sought the state government`s permission to go on deputation at the Centre.

Kumar`s move has come amid reports of alleged political interference in police functioning during the riots. A total of 47 people were killed in the communal violence.

He has also gone on leave and is said to have gone out of the state on a personal visit.

Kumar, who was in-charge of law and order in Muzaffarnagar after violence erupted in the district, has moved an application seeking permission from the government to go on central deputation, a senior official in the Home department said.

The government will seek opinion of the state DGP on Kumar`s plea, the official said.

"Arun Kumar in on leave and has gone out of the state on a personal visit and is expected to be back on Sunday," sources in the police department said, adding that IG (law and order) R K Vishwakarma has been given Kumar`s charge.

Kumar had camped in Muzaffarnagar during the riots to monitor the situation. He is also heading the probe into the violence.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 18:45

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