6 suspended UP cadre IPS officers move HC

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Allahabad, Sep 20 (UNI) Six suspended Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, against whom FIRs had been lodged in connection with alleged irregularities committed in recruitment of constables, have filed writ petition in Allahabad High Court today.

They have challenged the cases lodged against them at different police stations, seeking quashing of the FIRs and staying their arrests.

These officers include B B Bakshi, Akhilesh Mehrotra, R N Yadav, Shailendra Pratap Singh, Arun Kumar Gupta and Surendra Bahadur.

The six IPS officers have said they have been falsely implicated in this case and the FIRs were lodged just to harass them.

Their writ petitions were put up before a division bench comprising Justices S R Alam and R K Rastogi, but the same was not heard by the judges as the counsel for the state of UP had requested the court to adjourn the case for a day as a special counsel had been engaged in these matters to argue the case on behalf of the state government.

The state government had cancelled the recruitment of constables selected in 2005-06 on the ground of irregularies and malpractices.

The IPS officers were chairmen of the difrerent selection boards.

Therefore, the state government, after inquiry, had suspended them and had also lodged FIRs against them.

UNI

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