Lucknow, Dec 8: Days after a police officer and a civilian lost their lives in mob violence over cow carcasses in Bulandshahr, Yogi Aditynath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred three cops including the Senior Superintendent of Police.
Bulandshahr SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh has been shifted to the office of the Director General of Police Headquarters, Lucknow.
Sitapur Sub Inspector Prabhakar Chaudhary has been appointed as the new district police chief of Bulandshahr.
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”.
The development followed a report submitted by the Additional Director General of Police S.B. Shiradkar.
Members of several Hindu groups found some animal carcasses in a field and took them on tractor-trolleys to block the Bulandshahr-Syana road and pelted stones at the police personnel on Monday.
Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was attacked and killed in the mob violence that followed, when he attempted to clear the traffic snarl caused by the vigilantes.
The civilian from Chingravathi village, Sumit Singh also died in the violence.