Ghaziabad violence: Two intelligence officials suspended

The Uttar Pradesh government has announced Rs 500,000 to the families of each of the dead.

Ghaziabad: Two intelligence officials of Uttar Pradesh Police have been suspended while another official may face the same fate over failure to provide intelligence inputs in Friday night`s violence in Ghaziabad`s Masuri area in which six people were killed in alleged police firing.

A senior sub-inspector (SSI) and a sub-inspector (SI) with the local intelligence unit (LIU) have been suspended, while suspension of circle officer-LIU has been recommended to the state government, a police official said.

"In addition to these punitive actions, a high-level probe by the divisional commissioner is on. No arrest has been made so far for rioting," Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Ghaziabad Prashant Kumar said here Sunday.

Masuri police station in-charge P.K. Singh has also been suspended and transfer of Circle Officer-Sadar Ajay Kumar and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Keshav Kumar has been recommended, he said.

A police station in Masuri town was set afire by an irate mob Friday night, following discovery of a Holy Quran with its pages splashed with abusive graffiti.