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Mayawati sacks Mulayam recruits

Wednesday 12 September 2007

Special Correspondent

6,500 of them dismissed and 12 IPS officers suspended for “irregularities”

LUCKNOW: The Mayawati Government on Tuesday suspended 12 senior IPS officers, including one Inspector-General of Police and nine DIGs, for alleged irregularities detected in recruitment of Provincial Armed Constabulary and Civil Police constables in Uttar Pradesh.

Disciplinary proceedings have been initiated against them and the Director-General of Police, Vikram Singh, has been directed to lodge FIRs against them as some of the recruits had alleged criminal background. The investigation would be conducted by the Anti-Corruption Organisation of UP Police.

The officers now suspended headed the recruitment boards.

Disciplinary proceedings have also been launched against the members of the recruitment boards, who include 18 officers of the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police and 40 DSPs.

Besides, the appointments of 6,504 fresh recruits, who were undergoing training, have been annulled and they have been dismissed from service. Their recruitment was made in September last year during the regime led by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh. Nearly 22,000 constables were recruited in 2005-2006. Tuesday’s action is based on the findings of an inquiry committee which probed the appointments made by 14 recruitment boards.

The IPS officers who have been suspended are Chhavinath Singh, I-G; R.N. Yadav, S.K. Mathur, B.P. Jogdand, S.P. Singh, B.M. Tripathi, B.B. Bakshi, Akhilesh Mehrotra, Mukul Goel and Daljit Singh Chaudhary (all DIGs); and S.K. Gupta and A. Satyanarain (SPs). They are currently posted at different places.

State Principal Secretary (Home) J.N. Chamber told a press conference here that since DIGs Mukul Goel and Daljit Chaudhary are on Central deputation right now the formalities would be completed by the Union Government. He said a letter to this effect has been sent to the Union Government.

Of the 6,504 fresh recruits who have been dismissed from service on Tuesday, 781 were recruited as PAC constables and 5,723 as Civil Police constables. They were recruited in Etawah, Gorakhpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Kanpur Dehat, Kannauj, Jhansi, Mainpuri, Ghazipur and Sonebhadra.

Referring to the alleged irregularities, Mr. Chamber said these related to submission of fake high school and caste certificates and those of dependants of freedom fighters. Overwriting and cutting was detected in the mark-sheets of physical and written tests, and in many cases interview timings ranged from 20 to 30 seconds, he added.

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