Probe against police officers for delayed action in Banda church attack case

New Delhi(PTI): The Uttar Pradesh Police Chief has ordered a probe against an Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), a Circle Officer (CO) among other personnel for alleged delayed action in church attack case in Banda.

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“The DGP has directed Superintendent of Police, Banda to initiate probe against ASP, CO, Inspector city police station and outpost incharge for reaching late at the spot. The SP has been asked to submit his report within a week so that disciplinary action could be initiated against them,” an official spokesman said.

One of the accused, Chandan, has already been arrested.

The DGP directed that the second accused, Sunil, should be arrested within 24 hours, the spokesman said. The two had allegedly attacked the watchman of a church on Chilla road in Banda, 200 kms from here, on May 9. The duo, who were in an inebriated stated, allegedly hurled stones and tried to damage church property.