Bulandshahr violence: Another police official transferred

Lucknow: Another police officer has been transferred in connection with the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district in which two people including a cop were killed.

Raees Akhtar, who was the Additional Superintendent of Police, (Rural) Bulandshahr has been transferred to Provincial Armed Constabulary headquarters, Lucknow. Manish Mishra has replaced Akhtar.

Yesterday, Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Krishna Bahadur Singh and two other police officials including Syana Circle Officer Satya Prakash and Chingravathi police station in-charge Suresh Kumar were transferred in connection with the mob violence.

On December 3, clashes erupted in Bulandshahr after cattle carcasses were found in a field, which led to agitation by locals demanding the closure of all illegal animal slaughterhouses. In the protests that ensued, a policeman named Subodh Singh and a civilian identified as Sumit were killed.