UP Government to start process to reinstate sacked cops

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Lucknow, May 25 (ANI): The Mayawati Government today said it will start the process to reinstate the terminated policemen with immediate effect after the Supreme Court ordered to give provisional appointment to sacked policemen recruited during Samajwadi Party's rule.

"As the Supreme Court has not given a stay to the state government, services of the cops terminated earlier, would be reinstated as per the order issued by a two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court on December 8 last year," Special Secretary (Home) D K Gupta told reporters here.

He said that as per the HC order an exercise to segregate tainted policemen from the non-tainted ones would be undertaken and a committee would be constituted for this.

Asked about the exact number of policemen to be reinstated, Gupta said over 18,000 policemen were recruited through 42 recruitment boards in PAC, civil police and wireless in 2007.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to provide provisional appointments to over 22,000 police constables whom Chief Minister Mayawati sacked in 2007.

Those sacked had been appointed by the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime.

The Mayawati government alleged large-scale anomalies in appointments as soon as it came to power in 2007.

Following the Supreme Court order, Mulayam Singh Yadav lashed out at the state government, and demanded Mayawati's resignation.

"After the Supreme Court's decision, if Mayawati has some morality, she should immediately resign from the post of Chief Minister," said Mulayam Singh Yadav. (ANI)

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