The Uttar Pradesh Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), Arun Kumar, is reported to have sought the State Government’s permission for proceeding on deputation to the Centre. He is learnt to have written a letter to the State Home Department with the request that it may be sent to the Central Government as he wanted to proceed on Central deputation.

There has been no official confirmation of Mr. Kumar’s letter or the reasons why he wanted to proceed on deputation.

The ADG had been sent to Muzaffarnagar for overseeing the security arrangements following the outbreak of communal violence there.