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Induction of SSP Muzaffarnagar irks 'men in khaki'

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Published on 8 March 2016 8:54 AM GMT

Induction of SSP Muzaffarnagar irks men in khaki
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Lucknow: The report of Justice Sahai Commission on Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 and subsequent Action Taken Report (ATR) of Uttar Pradesh government rapping the then Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Subhash Chandra Dubey has not gone down well with the police bureaucracy in the state.

'' Why only the district police chief is held responsible for the riots while other officers including the then District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar, Principal Secretary (Home) R M Srivastava and even the then Director General of Police (DGP) D R Nagar have been spared,'' was a common reaction of the police fraternity.

The murmurings over the report and the ATR presented on the floor of UP assembly on Sunday have started among the policemen as the objections are being posted on closed Whatsapp groups, a senior police official on the condition of anonymity told 'newztrack.com' on Tuesday.

Arguments in support of Subhash Chandra Dubey:

  • The 2005-batch IPS officer was posted as SSP of Muzaffarnagar on September 28 while the riots had already spread to rural areas of Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts of Shamli, Baghpat, Saharanpur and Meerut on September 27.
  • Dubey remained there only for 11 days before being transferred.
  • Since the Hindu Jats and Muslims had come face to face in the riots, he was not in a position to change some of Jats officers in the district who were partisan in controlling the situation.
  • Why the role of Abdul Hamid, the then SP of Shamli, is not under scanner.
  • According to an officer posted in Muzaffarnagar during riots, Abdul Hamid did not cooperate with him despite Shamli being very close to riot spots.
  • It is also well known that the ruling Samajwadi Party leadership has always been unhappy with some of the actions taken by Dubey during his tenure at Kanpur Dehat and Agra.
  • Though officer bearers of IPS association are not willing to come on record but they want review of the report vis-a-vis departmental enquiry against Dubey.

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