Almost a week after a police officer and a civilian were killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr, the top officer in the district has been transferred.
The mob attack took place over cow carcasses in the area.
Sources said that Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh has been moved to Lucknow and he has been replaced by the Superintendent of Police of Sitapur Prabhakar Chaudhary.
Two other police officers have also been transferred.
The action was taken after a high-level meeting was presided over by the Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh, who had handed over the report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on his arrival from New Delhi.
On Monday, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack.
On video, a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!” Inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.