Bundi superintendent of police (SP) Pankaj Chaudhary has been put under awaiting posting order (APO) in the fallout of the Nainwa communal violence in Rajasthan.
Additional police commissioner of Jodhpur Police Commissionerate, Tejraj Singh Kharodiya, has been posted as Bundi SP.
Sources said Chaudhary faced the brunt of anguish of Hindu outfits, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and the ruling BJP, that were protesting manhandling of some people by the police during curfew.
Chaudhary, who was posted as Bundi SP in January this yearm, refused to talk to the media.
The curfew was imposed in Nainwa town and Khanpura village of Bundi for eight days from September 13 after a violent mob pelted stones over Nainwa police station. The protesting organisations have threatened to intensify agitation on Monday against alleged police action.
While the district BJP hailed the state government for taking “appropriate action”, Congress general secretary of Bundi, Satyesh Sharma, accused the BJP government of bowing to pressure of its allies. A total of 15 persons have been arrested in the Nainwa violence case.
Chaudhary had hogged the limelight during the former chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s tenure for opening criminal cases of Congress leader Gazi Fakeer in Jaisalmer as SP of Jaisalmer.