Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended 13 police personnel for allegedly assaulting a Samajwadi Party candidate during counting of votes polled during local bodies elections on July 24, police said here.
The officials were suspended yesterday on the complaint of SP candidate Lokmanikant Jadaun, who alleged he was assaulted by local police in the room of a sub-divisional magistrate when he demanded recounting, IG Law and order Badri Prasad Singh said.
Among those suspended include four sub-inspectors, seven constables and SHOs of Shergarh and Chhata police stations, he said.
According to the complaint, Jadaun was arrested on July 24 for his alleged involvement in arson and disrupting traffic while demanding a recount and was beaten up by police.
The suspension came after an inquiry, the IG said.