LUCKNOW: Taking strong note of the Deoria shelter home abuse case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday shunted out Superintendent of Police Rohan P Kanay and initiated departmental action against him.

“SP Deoria Rohan (P Kanay) has been removed from his post and attached to the DGP office and departmental action has been initiated against him. Besides him, Rakesh Shankar, who was SP Deoria (Sep 2017-Mar 2018) and currently posted as DIG Basti, has also been removed from his post and attached to the DGP office. Departmental action has been initiated against him too,” an official spokesperson said here, reports PTI.

On August 6, 24 girls were rescued from an illegally-run shelter home in Deoria after allegation of their sexual exploitation came to light.

Deoria Circle Officer Dayaram Singh Gaur has also been removed and a departmental inquiry ordered against him, the spokesperson said, adding that the inspector of Deoria police station has been suspended for his laxity.

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