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Saharanpur violence: social media blocked, commissioner, DIG transferred

By Team Pardaphash 
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Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General of Police subsequent to the violence that claimed two lives with injuries to over two dozen persons in Saharanpur.
Social media has also been blocked to make sure no irrelevant message gets circulated.

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The transfers of Divisional Commissioner M.P. Agarwal and DIG J.K. Shahi were ordered late on Wednesday night after the District Magistrate and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Saharanpur were suspended the same evening.

An official spokesman of the Yogi Adityanath government said the decision was taken at the highest level in view of the failure of these officials to contain violence around Shabbirpur village.

Meanwhile a tense calm prevailed in the violence-hit villages in the area, with the police stepping up patrolling.

A team of senior officials including Secretary (Home) Mani Prasad Mishra, ADG (Law and Order) Aditya Mishra, IG (STF) Amitabh Yash and DG (Security) Vijay Bhushan were still camping in Saharanpur.

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