'Anulling police recruitments aimed at creating caste clash in UP'

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Lucknow, Sep 14 (UNI) Samajwadi Party supremo and former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today termed the dismissal of 6,504 constable recruited during his tenure as a ''conspiracy, hatched by the Mayawati government to create a caste clash in Uttar Pradesh.'' ''The anulling of appointment of 6504 cops was done illegally and through unconstitutional methods which will certainly be stayed by the court'', he said, charging the BSP government with trying to make money through scraping of the police recruitment scam.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr Yadav said that the committee which had recommended anulling the appointment of policemen selected by 14 boards was constituted through illegal means as some of the members of the committee were part of the 55 selection boards set up by his government between 2004 and 2006.

''The only aim of the BSP government is to collect money and by scrapping such appointments, they are trying to realise a fund to the tune of Rs 300 crore'', he further alleged, adding that it will also lead to caste clash as except for Yadav and Muslims, all of the other appointees have been assured re-appointment by the government.

He claimed that the chairman of the probe committee ADG Shailja Kant Mishra had probed the genuinity of the recruitment last year when he was IG PAC, while member of the committee Javed Akhtar was in the selection board at Sitapur.

'' The government has violated the Supreme Courts directive on natural justice as the people who were related to the appointment were now made the investigating officers'', he said.

Mr Yadav also said that the boxes of the evualation papers of the candidates were opened not in the presence of the chairman of the different selection board, which was also against the law.

When asked if the SP leaders will mopve the court against the state government's decision, he said certainly the sacked policemen will go before the court and they will get relief.

Meanwhile a large number of the dismissed policemen today met Mr Yadav at the party headquarters here and they were assured that their cause would be taken up by the party.

UNI

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