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133 police personnel in Uttar Pradesh transferred after locals protest negligence in tracing 14-year-old girl

Ghaziabad: The entire staff of the Modi Nagar police station has been transferred to police lines
under the directive of the ADG (Meerut Zone) for alleged dereliction of duty, the Ghaziabad senior superintendent of police has said.

The decision to transfer the 133 police personnel was taken after a marathon meeting with additional inspector general of police Prashant Kumar, SSP H N Singh said. A new police team has been posted in the station. The officer said 133 personnel, including the SHO, four sub-inspectors, a senior sub-inspector and over 100 constables, both men and women, were given the punishment posting.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The drastic action was taken after protests by locals against the policemen over the body of a 14-year-old girl, which was recovered from Bhojipur area on 14 September after  she went missing on 4 September, sources said.

Soon after that, Modi Nagar police station SHO Sanjay Kumar was transferred to the lines and in-charge Sudhir Kumar was suspended for negligence in handling the case. The family members of the deceased had met the SSP complaining about police laxity in the case.

The matter was then taken up by local BJP MLA Manju Sivach, who met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in this regard. A Congress delegation too had submitted a memorandum to the district administration seeking prompt action.

Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 16:50 PM

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