UP Violence Was An "Accident", Says Yogi Adityanath; 2 Cops Transferred

Two policemen who were in charge of the Bulandshahr police post were transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation".

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UP Violence Was An 'Accident', Says Yogi Adityanath; 2 Cops Transferred
Lucknow: 

Two police officials have been transferred in connection to the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr town earlier this week where an inspector and a civilian were killed, authorities said on Saturday.

Acting on a report submitted by the Additional Director General of Police SB Shiradkar, Circle Officer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of the police post, have been transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation arising on Monday in that area".

A senior home department official said they have been taken to task for not being fast enough in reacting to the situation that arose after animal carcasses were found in a forest near a village.

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Bulandshahr Violence: A police inspector and a young man were killed in mob frenzy over cow slaughter allegations.

Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a young man were killed in the mob violence thereafter.

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 on his arrival from New Delhi. 

Meanwhile, Yogi Adityanath has termed the Bulandshahr incident an "accident". 

He had earlier said the incident was result of a "big conspiracy" but at a media event in Delhi on Friday, he said that the incident was actually an accident.

"Uttar Pradesh mein koi mob lynching ki ghatna nahi hui hai... Bulandshahr mein jo hua wo ek durghatna thi (No mob lynching happened in Uttar Pradesh, what happened in Bulandshahr is an accident)," he said. 

The police have arrested eight accused but the main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of the Bajrang Dal, remains missing.

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