UP police recruitment scam: Women candidates molested

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Lucknow, Sep 30 (UNI) In a sensational revelation, Uttar Pradesh police today charged that women candidates were physically exploited to get appointment in the police department in the state.

Huge sums of money were also taken from the candidates for their selection by the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav government during 2005-06 appointment of over 22,000 constables in the state.

Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (STF) and Chairman of the Probe Committee on police appointments, Shailja Kant Mishra told reporters here that he had received several complaints from the women candidates that they were not selected as they refused to ''compromise'' their dignity.

''Though I cannot prove this but it is unfortunate that such charges were made against the officials and some politicians for trying to molest the women for giving them jobs in return,'' he said.

The ADG said some of the women also alleged that those women candidates who were forced to compromise were selected by the police service board.

Meanwhile, the Probe Committee Chairman claimed that he has specific information that huge sum of money were taken from the candidates to get them selected for the post.

''During our investigation it was found that a senior politician was present during the selection of candidates in the department of police radio services,'' Mr Mishra said.

Further investigation and after registration of criminal cases against the culprits, the people who had benefitted from these appointments would be identified, he added.

''A chairman of a particular service board during his interrogation revealed before us that 85 per cent of the appointments made were on the basis of the list provided by their political masters while rest 15 per cent were done by the officials,'' he claimed.

The UP government today dismissed 7,400 policemen of 18 service boards and suspended seven senior IPS officials including an ADG rank officer in connection with the police recruitment scam.

UNI

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