Is the state government protecting some police officers including the SSP Gautam Budha Nagar RKS Rathore whose role has come under a cloud for police lapses in dealing with cases of killings of children in Nithari village?
According to sources the Home Secretary AK Sinha and ADG Law and Order AC Sharma, in their report submitted to the state government recently, had indicted Rathore along with police personnel who have remained posted in Noida in the past two years. Instead of acting against all the police personnel indicted for negligence in the report the state government chose to act only against nine police personnel.
A senior officer of the state government said the report was still being examined. As the case has been referred to the CBI now there may be reluctance in taking action against other police personnel on the basis of the report, he said. Action was also not taken against Rathore as police acted against the accused only during his tenure, he said.
Those placed under suspension include former SSP Gautam Budha Nagar Peeyush Mordia, ASP Swamitra Yadav and CO Sevak Ram Yadav. Those dismissed from service had included four sub inspectors incharges of Nithari police out post Rajeev Baliyan, Kanwar pal Singh, Vinod Pandey and Simranjeet Kaur. Two Inspectors SHOs of police station Sector 20 Noida RN Singh Yadav and Deepak Chaturvedi were also dismissed.