Demonetisation: UP CM suspends SP, SHO after lathi charge on farmers

| Updated: Nov 23, 2016 01:44 IST

Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today suspended Superintendent of Police and Station House Officer of Kishunpur Police Station after police resorted to lathi charge on farmers standing in queues for currency exchange at State Bank of India (SBI) in Kishanpur village of Fatehpur district in Uttar Pradesh. SBI branch manager Mahendar Kumar told ANI, "The law and order situation in the district has completely disrupted after the demonetisation move. The situation has become worse as the farmers, who were standing in queues for the exchange of currency, are being lathi charged by police, who were deployed for their safety." "The farmers were standing in queues, and the police resorted to lathi charge, which led to stampede, injuring three people," he added. Police officials remained tight-lipped in the matter so far. Meanwhile, a case has been registered against home guard Gulab Yadav. (ANI)