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BHU unrest : 3 officials removed

Agencies, Lucknow

After a number of protesting students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the Uttar Pradesh government on September 25 has removed three additional city magistrates and two policemen.

According to a release from Varanasis District Information office, three additional city magistrates, Manoj Kumar Singh, Sushil Kumar Gaund and Jagdamma Prasad Singh have also been removed. Station Officer of Lanka Police Station Rajiv Singh has been removed and sent to police lines.

Station officer of Jaitpura Police Station Sanjiv Mishra has been posted in his place, police officials said. Circle Officer of Bhelupur, Nivesh Katiyar has also been removed and Circle Officer of Kotwali Ayodhya Prasad Singh posted in his place.

The incident happened when the protest by the students of Banaras Hindu University against an alleged eve-teasing incident turned violent on September 30.

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