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Days after honour killing comment, DIG sent packing

Two days after his controversial statement advocating honour killing, DIG Satish Kumar Mathur was shunted out of Saharanpur.

lucknow Updated: May 11, 2012 01:20 IST
HT Correspondent

Two days after his controversial statement advocating honour killing, DIG Satish Kumar Mathur was shunted out of Saharanpur.

The orders to transfer Mathur to the DGP headquarters came on Thursday after a probe by DGP AC Sharma indicted him. He would be replaced by Bhola Nath Singh, DIG (police headquarters) Allahabad.

Mathur had attracted sharp criticism on Tuesday after he was caught on camera telling the father of a missing minor girl - who probably eloped or was kidnapped - that had it been his sister, he would have shot her or committed suicide.

The girl's family had approached the Indian Police Service officer for help when he was inspecting a police station in Prabuddha Nagar district in western UP.

After hearing the complaint, the DIG had said, "If your daughter has eloped, you should be ashamed and end your life. I would have killed my sister if she had eloped or else, would have committed suicide."

Hours before the transfer order, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had expressed his displeasure over Mathur's statement. He told journalists that he had watched the news on television and the comment, if made, was offensive.

Officers in such senior positions should not give such statements. While honest and able officers would be given full opportunity to perform, disciplinary action would be taken against careless officers, he had added.