Centre yet to suspend two UP IPS officers in recruitment scam

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Lucknow, Nov 14 (UNI) The Centre is yet to suspend two Indian Police Service officers, currently on central deputation, for their alleged involvement in the police recruitment scam.

The UP government had suspended 20 IPS officers earlier this month and annulled the appointments of over 10,000 police constables recruited by boards constituted during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime. While ten IPS officers were posted in UP, two were on central deputation.

The state Home department had written to the Centre to suspend Daljit Singh Chaudhury and Mukul Goel -- both DIG level officers.

While Chaudhury is the PS of a Union minister of state for Home, Goel is with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF) posted in New Delhi.

''So far we have not received letter from the Centre confirming their suspension,'' said a highly placed source in the state government.

If Chaudhury is suspended, he will have to return to the UP capital and report to the DGP office. Goel can choose to continue with the ITBPF under suspension, he added.

Meanwhile, some senior IAS officials who were holding top posts during the previous regime and were at present under central deputation, including former principal secretary (Home) Alok Sinha, did not turn up before the high powered committee headed by chief secretary to record their statement on the police recruitment.

The state government has so far annulled recruitments of 26 boards and sacked over 10,000 constables appointed in civil police and Provincial Armed Constabulary.

Chaudhury and Goel were suspended during phase I annullments on September 12.

A total of 55 boards were constituted and over 22,000 constables recruited.

UNI

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