Police recruitment scam: Next hearing on Feb 5

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Allahabad, Jan 22 (UNI) The Allahabad High Court today posted the high-profile police recruitment scam for the next hearing on February 5.

The order was passed by Justice D P Singh.

In a major decision, the Uttar Pradesh government on September 11, 2007, had suspended 12 senior Indian Police Services (IPS) officers in the state for their involvement in police recruitment scam during the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime and annulled 14 recruitment boards in which a total of 6504 civil police and PAC constables were recruited.

With this, the government had also cancelled the recruitments of 6,504 policemen selected by these boards.

The government had also suspended 14 additional SPs and 40 Dy SPs for their involement in the scam.

Of the 12, two officers Mukul Goel and Daljit Singh Choudhury were presently on central deputation.

While Goel was on deputation with the ITBPF, Chaudhury was the personal secretary of a Union minister of state for Home.

The state government had also promised to set up new recruitment boards within six months. A board consisting of Renuka Kumar (secretary Home), OPS Malik (ADG, Telecom) and Aditya Mishra (DIG, Intelligence) had been formed to guide the government on the process to make the new recruitments transparent and free of corruption.

Altogether over 22,000 policemen were recruited during the previous Samajwadi Party regime between the year 2004 and 2006 and several irregularities were detected during the probe conducted by the present Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government when it came to power in May, 2007.

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