The Haryana government has transferred 19 IAS officers, including Karnal Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha, who was recently caught on tape allegedly telling policemen dealing with a farmers’ protest to “break their heads”.
Mr Sinha will now be the additional secretary of the Citizen Resources Information Department, a government order said, adding that he has been shifted against a vacant post.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier admitted that the choice of words by Ayush Sinha, a 2018-batch IAS officer, was wrong but had defended the police action.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala had also disapproved his remark and had promised action against him.
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