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Bulandshahr violence: Top police officer removed over Subodh Kumar’s Killing

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Days after a police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 22-year-old undergraduate were killed in a Bulandshahr violence, the top cop in the city has been transferred. According to reports, Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh has been shifted to Lucknow and replaced by the Superintendent of Police of Sitapur, Prabhakar Chaudhary.

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It is to be noted that the development comes on the same day when an army soldier, who had allegedly killed Subodh Kumar has been detained from Jammu and Kashmir.

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

According to the report, it highlights that the tension erupted due to the late response from local administration and police officials and that senior officials didn’t reach the spot on time. It’s because of their negligent behaviour the situation went out of control.

Earlier, Syana Circle Officer Satya Prakash Sharma and Chingrwathi police outpost in charge Suresh Kumar had also been transferred on Friday night for dereliction of duty. Sharma was sent to a police training centre in Moradabad while Kumar was transferred to Hamirpur.

On Monday, Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to control the violence but they came under attack. On a video, a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!” Inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.

Meanwhile, Yogi Adityanath has called the Bulandshahr incident an “accident not mob lynching”. The police have arrested eight accused in connection with Bulandhshar violence.

Also read: UP mob violence: ‘It was an accident, not mob lynching’, says CM Yogi Adityanath

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