UP govt removes DGP Mukul Goel for 'neglecting work'
Lucknow, May 11: Uttar Pradesh police chief Mukul Goel was on Wednesday removed from his post for allegedly neglecting his duties. He has been made the Director General (DG) of the Civil Defence department.
The statement added that Goel was removed from the post of DGP for neglecting official work and not taking interest in departmental work.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar has been given the additional charge of the state's police chief, Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal told PTI.
Reportedly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was unhappy with his performance. He had also skipped a meeting on law and order in the state, chaired by the chief minister.
Goel, a 1987-batch IPS officer, was appointed the Uttar Pradesh director general of police (DGP) in June last year. He had earlier worked as SP/SSP in Almora, Jalaun, Mainpuri, Hathras, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur and Meerut districts.
Geol was also posted in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the National Disaster Response Force.
Before that, he had served as an additional director general of the Border Security Force.
Born in Muzaffarnagar, Goel has a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.