UP cop books self for failing to prevent cow slaughter

UP cop books self for failing to prevent cow slaughter

In the news for the all the wrong reasons, the police in Uttar Pradesh, for a change, earned the praise from different quarters after a senior cop lodged a case against himself at a police station in state's Meerut district.

According to the reports, the in-charge of Kharkhauda police station in the district Rajendra Tyagi registered a complaint against himself and six others cops following their failure to prevent an incident of alleged cow slaughter in the area under their jurisdiction.

Tyagi, who had taken charge of the police station a few days back, had formed a set of rules for lodging cases against the cops for laxity if crimes took place in their respective beats.

According to the rules the beat constables would be held responsible for petty crimes while the SHO himself along with other cops would be responsible for serious crimes.

The SHO had also told his subordinates that a complaint would be sent to the senior police officials against them in the event of a second incident of laxity on their part.

Several cases had already been registered against the beat constables and police outposts in-charge in the area after they were found lax in controlling the crimes, reports said.

''Since the incident of cow slaughter took place in my area, which was a serious crime, I applied the rules to myself and got a case registered against me,'' Tyagi said on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see whether the SHO punishes himself or leave it to his seniors.

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