UP cadre IPS officer booted out of NPA for 'misconduct'

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Lucknow, Dec 11 (UNI) An Uttar Pradesh cadre officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) has been sent back home from the National Police Academy, where he was attending a ten-day course, following charges of 'misconduct.' Sources in the state police said Vijendra Sharma, a 1994 batch IPS officer was attending the National Police Induction Course when he was sent back to UP following charges of misconduct. While officially, the charges of misconduct were not known, sources claimed that the officer had taken his 'follower' with him to the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel National Police Academy.

The state DGP and the NPA director had separately refused Sharma from keeping his follower during the course.

The National Police Induction Course is a must for Provincial Police Service (PPS) officers who get an IPS grade. The course helps them get future promotions.

Sources claimed that Sharma was moving around with his follower in the academy premises when the academy director was on a round.

Since the director had refused him permission to keep his personal follower, he was asked to pack up and leave for his parent state with immediate effect.

It is learnt that the state police was also in the process of issuing him with a show cause notice. Sharma is presently posted as commandant of Agra-based 15th PAC batallion.

The episode has come as a major embarassment for the UP police which had recently asked the NPA to increase the intake of UP cadre IPS officers for the National Police Induction Course. There are 37 UP IPS officers who are yet to undergo the course.


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