Police scam probe committee for narco test on top cops, politician

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Lucknow, Oct 3 (UNI) A major political storm is brewing in Uttar Pradesh as the committee probing police recruitment scam in the state has recommended narco analysis test of a senior politician and several police officers Probe committee chairman and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Shailja Kant Mishra, in his recomendations to his counterpart in the Anti-Corruption Organisation, Dr Ram Lal Ram, has said while he is not disclosing the names of the politician and police officers in the letter, he would inform him about the persons personally.

As the appointments in civil police, Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and Police Radio Service during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime has been termed a 'big scam' by the present Mayawati government, speculations are that the politician being refered to here is an influential Samajwadi Party leader.

In his letter, Mr Mishra has claimed that some women police radio operators had told him that some of the women candidates were made to compromise on their dignity in lieu of appointment in the department.

Last Sunday, he had told reporters that some women candidates had to extend sexual favours to get the job. On Monday, the women radio operators had hit the streets and demanded an unconditional apology from the DGP and an FIR against Mr Mishra for his irresponsible remarks.

The women radio operators said while they lost their jobs, the statement by the ADGP has created social problems for them.

The ADGP in his letter said the allegations of sexual exploitation have to be proved by collecting solid evidence.

''A list of women candidates, who had been denied the job as they could not get sufficient marks in personal interviews should also be prepared,'' he recommended.

Mr Mishra also suggested that another list of women candidates selected by bending the norms by the concerned service boards be also prepared.

Last Sunday, the UP government had suspended seven more IPS officers and annulled the recruitments of 7,400 constables.

With the fresh wave of annullments and suspensions, the total number of constables sacked has reached 17,868. The total number of IPS offices suspended for committing irregularities has sprialled to 25. The senior-most IPS officer to have been suspended was Additional director general of police (ADGP) B K Bhalla.

Bulk of the 22,000 police recruitments made by 55 separate selection boards during the previous regime were irregular in one way or the other, the government has claimed.

As against scanning 15 selection boards carried out in the earlier round of the probe, the second and third round looked into the recruitment process conducted by 11 and 18 boards respectively.

UNI

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