Video: UP government removes Bulandshahr SSP 6 days after violence

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 8:  Six days after a cop and a civilian were killed in mob violence over cow carcasses in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, the top officer in the district has been transferred.Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh has been moved to Lucknow and he has been replaced by the Superintendent of Police of Sitapur, Prabhakar Chaudhary.

Two other police officers have also been transferred.The police have arrested eight accused in the case.Meanwhile, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has called the Bulandshahr incident an "accident". Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday said the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh by a mob in Bulandshahr was an “accident” and not a “mob lynching”.Yogi was speaking at the Jagran Forum in Delhi: “Uttar Pradesh mein mob lynching ki koi ghatna nahi hai, ek. Bulandshahr ki ghatna ek durghatna hai, aur isme kanoon apna karya kar raha hai. Koi bhi doshi baksha nahi jayega. Illegal slaughtering, keval cow hatya hi nahi, illegal slaughtering poore UP mein ban hai and DM, SP uske prati poore jawabdeyi honge.”He had earlier said the incident was result of a "big conspiracy" but at a media event in Delhi on Friday, he said that the incident was actually an accident.The police have arrested nine accused but the main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of the Bajrang Dal, continues to be at large.In Bulandshahr latest development, five more persons were arrested in connection with the death of the Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and another local resident Sumit at the hands of the mob, which, on Monday, was protesting alleged cow slaughter in Siyana village. This takes the number of arrests to nine. Two Police officers have been transferred:Five more persons were arrested in connection with the death of the Inspector and another local resident at the hands of the mob, which according to the initial reports, was protesting alleged cow slaughter in Siyana village.