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City SP transferred, 13 cops suspended

The UP government transfers Yadavendu to Lucknow and appoints Prem Narayan as the new city police chief.

india Updated: Aug 30, 2007 13:03 IST

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday transferred the city police chief and suspended 13 policemen holding them responsible for the violence in Agra which left one person dead and 50 others injured.

Superintendent of Police Rahul Yaduvendu has been attached to Director General of Police headquarters at Lucknow. Prem Narayan has been appointed as the new city police chief.

The action was initiated after the state Home Secretary Mahesh Gupta and Director General of Police Vikram Singh submitted their report on the incident to the government.

Those suspended included an inspector, a traffic inspector, a traffic sub-inspector, five constables and five traffic head constables.

As the city limped back to normalcy, curfew in Sadar police station area was lifted on Thursday morning. No relaxation was given in other five areas.

First Published: Aug 30, 2007 12:17 IST