Two SPs suspended, 6 cops fired in Noida case
The Centre has asked the UP Director General of Police to furnish a report on the incidents by February 6.india Updated: Jan 04, 2007 10:42 IST
Under fire over police inaction that led to serial killings and sexual abuse of children in Uttar Pradesh's industrial town of Noida, the state government on Wednesday suspended two Superintendents of Police and sacked six policemen who were found prima facie guilty of negligence.
Adding to the pressure on Mulayam Singh Yadav government, the Centre stepped into the issue forming a high-level inquiry committee to go into police lapses and the Allahabad High Court asked UP Director General of Police to furnish a report on the incidents on February 6.
Piyush Mordia, who was SSP Noida during the time the grisly murder and sexual abuse of children took place and is now posted in neighbouring Ghaziabad, was suspended along with Soumitra Yadav, Additional SP, Noida.
UP Chief Secretary Navin Chandra Bajpai told reporters in Lucknow late on Wednesday evening that the circle officer Sewark Ram was also put under suspension.
He said two SHOs and four police outpost incharge near the village have been dismissed from service.
The heads of the policemen rolled after submission of the report by a two-member committee headed by Home Secretary Arun Kumar Sinha which visited the house of industrialist Mohinder Singh Pandher in Noida, the scene of abuse and killings, found the police officials prima facie guilty of negligence.
First Published: Jan 04, 2007 09:15 IST