After the students of BHU University were lathi-charged, the state government has taken strong action against the officials who gave the order of the lathicharge. Three additional magistrates of Varanasi and two police officers have been removed today for their inability to control the situation in a peaceful manner. What started as a small protest has now spiraled into a huge controversy after the students were lathicharged by the security forces. A high-level inquiry has been ordered in the incident and action could be taken against other people as well. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah have discussed the issue with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Various FIRs have been filed in relation to the incident. FIRs have been filed against unidentified policemen who carried out the lathicharge and more than 1000 students who were protesting at the university. The three additional city magistrates who have been removed are Manoj Kumar Singh, Sushil Kumar Gaund and Jagdamma Prasad Singh. The police officials who have been removed are Circle Officer of Bhelupur, Nivesh Katiyar and Station Officer of Lanka Police Station Rajiv Singh. The government has formed a committee under the chief secretary to investigate the matter. Further action will be taken based on the findings of the committee. The situation is already acquiring political shape, as parties like Congress and Samajwadi Party are using the incident to gain political mileage.