Lucknow: Warning officials against any laxity in discharge of their duties, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday suspended 21 officials and employees including four SDMs and a Circle Officer.
    
The Chief Minister has suspended circle officer and two policemen in connection with today's Aligarh incident, an official release issued said.
    
 A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Nagla Kalar area in Aligarh, sparking violent protests by locals following which police used force in which at least seven persons, including an elderly woman who was knocked down by a police officer with his baton, were injured.
    
Four SDM have been suspended in connection with irregularities in food grains distribution through fair price shop, the release said.
    
The Chief Minister has warned officials against any laxity in the discharge of their duties and said stern action would be taken against the erring employees.

(Agencies)

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