Hathras case: UP CM Adityanath suspends SP, ordered narco-analysis tests

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the suspension of Hathras superintendent of police Vikrant Vir and three other police officers. The decision by the Uttar Pradesh government comes on the basis of the initial report submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). UP government issued a statement saying that “narco-analysis polygraph tests” will also be conducted on all concerned. Besides Vikrant Vir, the other suspended policemen are Circle Officer Ramshabd, Inspector Dinesh Kumar Verma, Sub-Inspector Jagveer Singh, and Head Constable Mahesh Pal, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said. The chief minister had constituted the SIT on Wednesday. Led by Home Secretary Bhagwan Swarup, it has DIG Chandraprakash and Agra PAC Commandant Poonam as its members. The SIT was asked to submit its report in seven days. This comes amid outrage over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in UP’s Hathras. Watch the video for more details.