Uttar Pradesh IPS officer suspended for maligning DGP

A few days back, IPS officer Himanshu Kumar had tweeted that the DGP was targeting the officers of a particular caste.

Published: 25th March 2017 05:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2017 05:23 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday suspended 2010 batch IPS officer Himanshu Kumar for accusing DGP Javeed Ahmad of discriminating among officers on caste lines.

A few days back, Kumar had tweeted that the DGP was targeting the officers of a particular caste, transferring them and suspending them on frivolous charges.

He had also charged that the DGP was harassing junior staff belonging to Yadav caste in Meerut, Noida and Ghaziabad districts.

The suspended officer, who is also facing an arrest warrant from Patna High Court in a case of marital discord and dowry demand, had also targeted the DGP office saying that it indulged in transfers and postings of officers in lieu of money.

Meanwhile, in the first set of bureaucratic reshuffle since the new government was formed, the state transferred three IAS officers. While Kumar Kamlesh, principal secretary of General Administration and Home Guard, has been given additional charge of principal secretary in Urban Development department, Bhawani Singh Khanraut was appointed additional commissioner of MNREGA in Uttar Pradesh. Khangraut was initially posted as director of Women Welfare.

Meanwhile, Ram Keval, special secretary, Agriculture Production and Women Welfare department and also managing director, Women Welfare Corporation, has been given the additional charge of director, Women welfare. However, he has been divested of his responsibilities as special secretary, Agriculture Production but will retain other posts.

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