Lucknow, Oct 11 (UNI) Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court today stayed the arrest of three suspended senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
The concerned officials B K Bhalla, Malkhan Singh and Krishna Kumar Saxena had been charged with involvement in the alleged UP police recruitment scam.
This order was passed by a division bench comprising Justices Abdul Matin and A K Singh hearing their petition seeking stay on arrest.
Meanwhile, the state government has been given four weeks' to file its reply.
A case was registered against these officers at Mahanagar police station for their alleged involvement in the recruitment scam during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime in 2005-06.