Bulandshahr mob violence: 2 police officials transferred

Violent scenes were witnessed where protesters pelted stones on police personnel. According to reports, police also opened fire. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 10.45 AM (IST)

In connection with the mob violence in Bulandshahr earlier this week, the Uttar Pradesh authorities have transferred two police officials "for their failure in responding in time to the situation".

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The two police officials transferred are the Syana Circle Officer Satya Prakash Sharma and the In-charge of Chingravathi police chowki Suresh Kumar.

While Syana Circle Officer Satya Prakash Sharma was transferred to Police Training College Moradabad, the in-charge of Chingravathi police chowki Suresh Kumar was transferred to Lalitpur. 

The action was taken after a high-level meeting was presided over by the Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh, who had handed over the report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The riot that broke in the Bulandshahr town of Uttar Pradesh on December 3 claimed the lives of two people including an inspector.

A police inspector, who had probed the Akhlaq lynching case initially, and a 20-year-old local man died of gunshot injuries on December 3 as a rampaging mob protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter torched a police post in Bulandshahr and clashed with cops.

(With inputs from agencies)

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The riot that broke in the Bulandshahr town of Uttar Pradesh on December 3 claimed the lives of two people including an inspector.