Internet service gets suspended in tensed Saharanpur

NEW DELHI: Due to violence in Saharanpur, which rose early this month, Internet service was kept suspended on Wednesday.

Uttar Pradesh’s government today suspended the superintendent of police (SSP) and the district magistrate posted in Saharanpur for their “inability to control” two major incidents of violence this month between the Dalit and Thakur communities, reported TOI.

“SSP Subhash Chandra Dubey and District Magistrate N P Singh have been suspended while Divisional Commissioner N P Agarwal and DIG J K Shahi have been transferred”, an official spokesman stated.

One person was killed in the first week of May and many got severely injured due to caste-based violence in Shabbirpur village, which encountered even gunfire after a fight between the two communities during a Maharana Pratap Jayanti procession.

Violence again erupted yesterday where one man was killed by the gunshot of an unidentified person which also injured another person today, as reported.