Ghaziabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Ghaziabad District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani has recommended the suspension of certain police officers and punitive action against at least one civil officer for their alleged lapses during an Aam Aadmi Party protest.
Kesarwani recommended the charge-sheeting of City Magistrate Brahm Dev Yadav to the authorities and suspension of Kavi Nagar police station Inspector Ashok Sishodia, Kutchary post incharge and a sub-inspector to the Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police.
The AAP’s Ghaziabad unit on Wednesday held the protest march and also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate, saying that the Bulandshahr gang-rape case is a “blot” on the state government. The Uttar Pradesh government had proved incompetent to protect the women, it said.
The AAP workers also burnt Akhilesh Yadav’s effigy to protest what they called the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state. The effigy was burnt in the alleged presence of these erring officials.
Earlier, police said a case has been registered here against AAP activists for holding the march and burning the effigy of Akhilesh Yadav to protest the Bulandshahr gang-rape case.
“The AAP activists have been booked under Section 147 and 353 of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant legal provisions,” Kavi Nagar police station Inspector Ashok Sishodia told IANS.
Thw women’s wing of the Congress also submitted a memorandum to the district magistrate.
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters took out a candle march in the Maliwara market on Wednesday evening and demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Bulandshahr case.