Sep 19: On the basis of the report of enquiry committee which said that there have been irregularities in the recruitment of the police constables in 2005, state government taking further action in the investigation has cancelled the appointment of 3,964 police and PAC constables done during previous government.
Principal home secretary, JN chamber told in a press conference that appointments done through 10 selection boards in Moradabad, Ghazipur, Etah, Gonda, Sonebhadra, Gorakhpur, Fatehpur and Etawah have been cancelled.
Again six senior police officers including one DIG, Ramendra Vikram Singh, Ashok Kumar, B R Meena, Vijay Singh Meena, Mukesh Shukla and Neelabja Chaudhry have been suspended after they were found guilty of discrepancies in the recruitment drive, told the secretary.
Last week the state government suspended 12 senior police officers and cancelled the appointment of around 6500 constables in police. Fresh charges have been brought against them as the enquiry committee headed by Additional Director General of Special Task force Shailja kant Mishra found irregularities in the recruitment drive of 22,000 police and PAC constables when the committee probed the issue.
The enquiry committee submitted its report against 14 selection boards. Saharanpur board has been cleared of any discrepancy. BSP government has taken punitive action against 50 officers involved in the irregular recruitment process on the basis of corruption, nepotism and financial deals. Departmental action will be taken against all of them including DSP, SP and DIG and the matter will also be referred to the anti-corruption department told the principal secretary.
This move of cancellation of previous appointments on the basis of irregularities is being also called a drive against his rivals by some.
HARBHAJAN SINGHSeptember 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM
Sudharshan.VSeptember 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM