Published On: Mon, Aug 19th, 2019

UP govt suspends Allahabad SSP over killings in city

Allahabad: Taking serious note of six killings in Allahabad, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday suspended Senior Superintendent of Police Atul Sharma, an official said.

UP Govt today suspended Senior Superintendent of Police Atul Sharma

The decision came after three people were killed in Dhumanganj, one in Allahapur and a double murder took place in Tharwai area of Allahabad on Sunday.

“The Prayagraj SSP has been suspended,” Additional Chief Secreatry (Home) Awanish Awasthi said. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has slammed the state government over the “deteriorating” law and order situation and said “Uttar Pradesh is becoming Hatya Pradesh”.

“After the murder of a journalist and his brother in Saharanpur, six killings took place in the past 12 hours in Prayagraj (Allahabad). Due to deteriorating law and order, Uttar Pradesh is becoming ‘Hatya Pradesh’.

Is this what the BJP wants UP to be identified as. When there’s no guarantee of people’s lives, then how can there be any development or faith,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. Earlier in the day, Sharma was transferred and attached to the DGP office while Special Task Force SSP Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj was made the new SSP of Allahabad.

PTI

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