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UP ADG Arun Kumar overseeing security situation after Muzaffarnagar riots removed

UP ADG Arun Kumar overseeing security situation after Muzaffarnagar riots removed

<p>The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday removed ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar, who oversaw security arrangements in Muzaffarnagar after communal riots erupted.</p>

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday removed ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar, who oversaw security arrangements in Muzaffarnagar after communal riots erupted.

Kumar had last week moved an application seeking permission from the state government to go on central deputation. He has been replaced by Additional Director General of Police (GRP), Mukul Goel, a home department spokesman said. Kumar has been attached with the DGP headquarters here, the spokesman said.

The ADG's move to seek permission for going on central deputation had come amid reports of alleged political interference in police functioning during the riots.

He had also gone on leave for a personal visit out of the station but had later joined earlier this week. Kumar had camped in Muzaffarnagar during the riots to personally monitor the situation. A total of 49 people were killed in the communal violence.


first published:September 26, 2013, 15:06 IST