Ghaziabad violence: 2 police officials suspendedGhaziabad violence: 2 police officials suspended

Sep 17, 2012, 07:11 IST | Agencies

Two intelligence officials of Uttar Pradesh Police have been suspended while another official may face the same fate over failure to provide intelligence inputs in Friday night's violence in Ghaziabad's Masuri area in which six people were killed in alleged police firing.

A senior sub-inspector and a sub-inspector with the local intelligence unit have been suspended, while suspension of circle officer-LIU has been recommended to the state government, a police official said.

“In addition to these punitive actions, a high-level probe by the divisional commissioner is on. No arrest has been made so far for rioting,” Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Ghaziabad Prashant Kumar said on Sunday.

Masuri police station in-charge PK Singh has also been suspended and transfer of Circle Officer-Sadar Ajay Kumar and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Keshav Kumar has been recommended, he said.

A police station in Masuri town was set afire by an irate mob on Friday night, following discovery of a Quran with its pages splashed with abusive graffiti.

CM orders probe
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav ordered a probe in the violence. The government has also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of those killed, Rs 50,000 each to those seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to those having minor injuries.

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