Another IPS reshuffle takes place as crime graph soars in Uttar Pradesh

In the wake of soaring crime rates in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath- government on Wednesday transferred 67 IPS officers.

Published: 17th May 2017 11:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2017 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File | PTI)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: In the wake of soaring crime rates in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath- government on Wednesday transferred 67 IPS officers.

According to an official notification issued here, an Additional Director General (ADG) level officer was among those transferred. ADG (Police Recruitment and Promotion Board) S N Sawat has been made ADG of the Allahabad zone.

Principal Secretary, Home, Debashish Panda was reportedly transferred to make way for new incumbent Alok Kumar. Panda has been sent to Delhi as Resident Commissioner of UP.

The UP government had shifted around 200 IPS officers in March, shortly after it took over.

The loot and murder of two jewellers which rocked Mathura echoed in the Assembly once again on Wednesday. For the last two days, the Yogi government has been under fire from the opposition over law and order issue.

Following assurance by the UP CM of stern action, DGP Sulkhan Singh along with Power minister Shrikant Sharma had visited Mathura to review the situation.

The DGP claimed that the police had got some vital clues and that the culprits would soon be behind bars. He even ordered the STF to lay a camp in the city and the district police officials were asked to increase patrolling.

However, the protesting traders minced no words in condemning the present dispensation over the law and order situation and demanded the resignations of MP Hema Malini and MLA Shrikant Sharma for failing to control the situation.

On Monday night, half a dozen armed miscreants raided `Mayank Chain’ jewellery store at Koylewali Gali in Gate Bazar area of Mathura. At that time, owner Mayank Agarwal and his brother Vikas Agarwal were discussing business with a Delhi-based jeweller Megh Agarwal and his staff Ashok.

The raiders suddenly opened fire critically injuring all four persons present there and took the other staff at gun point. They later decamped with ornaments and cash worth several crores.

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