Patna, Dec 3: The axe fell on senior police officers of Bhojpur district with Superintendent of police and Sub Divisional Police Officer issued transfer order in the wake of alleged beating up two leaders of the JD(U)'s student wing for trying to climb the dais during former chief minister Nitish Kumar's 'Sampark yatra'.
Bhojpur SP Rajesh Kumar and SDPO Deepak Ranjan have been transferred from Bhojpur district, according to a notification issued by state Home department last night.
The decision to remove the SP and SDPO came after a probe by Inspector General of Police, Patna zone, A K Ambedkar. 2004 batch IPS officer Akhtar Hussain will take place of Rajesh Kumar as Bhojpur SP, the notification said. Kumar has been posted with office of Director General of Police.
Binod Kumar Raut will replace Deepak Ranjan as SDPO. Three Station House Officers were put under suspension on Sunday night into the incident of beating up of activists of 'Chhatra Samagam', the student wing of JD(U). Two 'Chhatra Samagam' leaders of Bhojpur district were beaten up by the police after being picked up from their houses on Saturday night for trying to climb a dais during Nitish Kumar's programme on Friday last.
Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi had strongly reacted to the beating up of 'Chhatra Samagam' leaders. JD(U) also criticised the police action against Samagam leaders and demanded lawful action against the guilty immediately.