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The old saga of transfer-posting nexus casts a shadow on Ex UP DGP?

By IndianMandarins- 24 Sep 2020


Old administrative misdeeds often fail to die down and keep giving nightmares to several others within the system. Something similar appears in Uttar Pradesh Police as well.   

Recently Dr Nutan Thakur, a social activist, and wife of former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur demanded the Yogi Govt for an immediate investigation against former UP DGP Om Prakash Singh for his alleged role in the field posting of senior police officers that the SIT had revealed in January this year.   

It may be recalled that following the SIT report FIRs were lodged against IPS officers; then SP Sultanpur and SP Rampur and others, for allegedly lobbying for their transfer and posting. They had admitted before the SIT to have spent Rupees sixty to eighty lakhs for securing their postings in Meerut and Agra district. Later they were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act as well. 

The SIT was headed by then DG Vigilance HC Awasthy which comprised Amitabh Yash (IG, STF) and Vikas Gothalwal (IAS) as members.

A couple of days back UP based newspapers too reported that then UP GDP too may be the subject of investigations.    

Senior police officials say that UP Govt has some specific inputs else govt would not have ordered an inquiry.  Agencies believe that once the touts would be arrested they would reveal on whose behest they demanded money.

It may further be recalled that the secret report over alleged corrupt practices sent by then Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna included names of SSP- Ghaziabad), SP- Rampur, SP- Sultanpur, SP- Banda, and SSP (STF)- Lucknow. Though later the daring IPS officer Vaibhaw was placed under suspension on January 09, after an initial inquiry found him responsible for violation of the All-India Service Conduct Rules by leaking the secret report sent to the state government.

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