Ground Report | New Delhi: Karnal-SDM Ayush Sinha transferred; The SDM, who ordered ‘beheading’ of farmers in Haryana’s Karnal last week, has been transferred. The Haryana government on Wednesday announced the transfer of Karnal Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha, who was recently caught on camera, for directing policemen to make ‘head-breaking’ remarks against farmers.
Karnal-SDM Ayush Sinha transferred
The Haryana government issued an order stating that Sinha will now be posted as appointed as Additional Secretary, Citizen Resource Information Department by the government. Ayush Sinha is a 2018 batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre.
In a viral video on social media, SDM Sinha is heard saying “It is very simple and clear, whoever he is, from wherever he is, no one should be allowed to reach there. We will not let this line break at any cost. Just pick up your sticks and let them go. Hit hard… It’s very obvious, no need for any instructions, just bang them hard. If I see even a single protester here, I want to see him bang his head, bang his head,”.
Then Aayush Sinha says, “Action will do.” Then the voice of Yes Sir is heard. After this Ayush Sinha says, “Pucca”. After this, when Yes sir’s voice comes, Sinha says, “Okay, line up and get it done.”
Words of officer was not correct: Haryana CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, reacting to Sinha’s controversial instructions, later said, “Though the choice of words of the officer was not correct, strict action should be taken to ensure law and order situation.”
Haryana Chief Secretary Vijay Vardhan on Tuesday sought a detailed report from the Deputy Commissioner of Karnal on Saturday’s police lathi-charge on protesting farmers in the district.
Congress also criticized this incident and said that the government is treating the farmers like General Dyer. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the government “lathi-charged the food donors in Karnal and got General Dyer-like brutality broadcast live”.