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IGP, SP transferred over alleged custodial beating of RSS man


Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Home Department today transferred the Inspector General of Police, Balaghat range, D C Sagar and Superintendent of Police Asit Yadav, a week after an RSS worker was allegedly beaten up in police custody in Balaghat district.

Sagar was transferred to the Police Headquarters here as IGP (planning), whereas Asit was transferred as Commandant, 13th Battalion of Special Armed Force at Gwalior.

Anti-Naxal Operation IGP G Janardhan is the new IGP of Balaghat range whereas Amit Sanghi, Jabalpur Zonal Police Special Branch Superintendent, would be Balghat SP, an aide of Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said.

Three days ago, Balaghat Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Sharma, against whom a case under section 307 of IPC (attempt to murder) was lodged following the incident, was suspended.

On September 26, two police officers from Baihar police station in Balaghat district were suspended.

Police had arrested RSS pracharak Suresh Yadav on September 25 for allegedly posting objectionable comments about the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on WhatsApp.

Yadav was taken to Baihar police station. He escaped and hid in the house of Swami Prasad Asati, but the police caught him and brought him back to the station and booked him under IPC section 295 (a) (outraging religious feeling).

He was allegedly beaten up in police custody.

RSS had lodged a strong protest over the incident, following which Home Minister Bhupendra Singh and Agriculture Minister Gaurishanker Bisen had met Yadav at a hospital in Jabalpur.

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