LUCKNOW: Six days after the Bulandshahr violence that killed two persons, Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh has been transferred to Director General of Police (DGP) Headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday.
SP Prabhakar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new Bulandshahr SSP.
Two other police officials have also been transferred in connection to the mob violence. Circle Officer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of Chingravathi police chowki, have been transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation arising on Monday in that area".
IPS LR Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of Sitapur.
The action followed after ADG (Intelligence) submitted its report on the Bulandshahr incident to the DGP headquarters on Friday. A high-level meeting was held to discuss the incident which was presided over by the Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh.
Singh had handed over the report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on his arrival from New Delhi.
A mob of around 400 people, including right-wing activists, clashed with the police on December 3 in Siana area of Bulandshahr district, after allegedly discovering cow carcasses thrown in a nearby jungle. The angry mob set fire to dozens of vehicles, stone pelted and fired at police who then retaliated with gunfire. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer of Siana who once investigated Akhlaq lynching case, and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar were killed in the incident.
Two days before the incident, local BJP leaders had demanded his transfer after accusing him of creating obstacles for religious functions, reported PTI.
In a letter sent to Bulandshahr MP Bhola Singh, they alleged that his behaviour caused resentment in the Hindu community. The letter was forwarded by the MP to Bulandshahr SSP Singh demanding a probe against him. On Friday, the SSP confirmed to PTI that he had received such a letter from Bhola Singh.