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Allahabad HC orders transfer of Kanpur SSP; asks doctors to end strike

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered judicial probe into the 28th February Kanpur incident, which led to the doctors’ strike in Uttar Pradesh.

Taking suo moto cognisance of the incident, the High Court ordered transfer of SSP, Kanpur, Yashaswi Yadav.

The HC also directed the striking doctors to return to hospitals and continue their work.

Taking suo motu cognisance, the Lucknow bench comprising justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhaya clarified that the order of transfer is only to resolve the situation and should not be taken as a “stigma” on the officials, while requesting the doctors to resume their duties immediately.

The HC’s order comes after there was no positive outcome of the talks between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and a team of doctors last night.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to go on an all-India strike from Thursday.

The IMA gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the Akhilesh Yadav government to fulfil its demands– arrest of SP MLA Irfan Solanki allegedly involved in the Friday clash, action against SSP Yashasvi Yadav and withdrawal of charges against 24 junior doctors, who were granted bail last night but refused to come out of jail.

An IMA delegation yesterday President Pranab Mukherjee seeking action against Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kanpur Yashaswi Yadav and the legislator.

Patients across Uttar Pradesh continued to suffer as the strike by doctors entered its sixth day. Junior doctors and other medical practitioners have struck work in many parts of the state following arrest of two dozen junior doctors in Kanpur after a scuffle with a Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator.

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