‘Indianmandarins’ has learnt that UP Government has withdrawn its proposal (sent to GoI) regarding three months extension to the incumbent DGP Arun Kumar Gupta (IPS:1977:UP). The sudden development has set the stage for UP Police to extend a warm farewell to him today. Officers in UP says that the ‘farewell parade’ will start shortly.
Indianmandarins had anticipated in its report on January 20 that Gupta was expected to get extension for another three months. But now the new scenario has cleared the deck for many takers. UP Government is expected to declare the name of new DGP in the second half today.
Scheduled for superannuation on January 31 UP DGP, A K Gupta had taken over from erstwhile DGP Anand Lal Banerjee (Rtd IPS:1979:UP) on December 31. A K Gupta’s recent efforts and success in exterminating many notorious criminals had attracted the attention of UP Chief Minister giving impetus to the speculations that Gupta may be given extension. Now UP Police is waiting for its new chief. Who next?