Why the confusion over posting of police chief of Lucknow??
Lucknow: The posting of Manzil Saini as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Lucnow was mired in confusion due to the reasons other than administrative, it seems.
The 2005-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, who was SSP of Etawh, the native district of Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav, was given new posting on Monday evening. So much of importance was attached to it that the Chief Minister Office and UP DGP Javeed Ahmad tweeted about her posting only even as about 50 IPS were transferred.
Soon after the news spread that the present incumbent Rajesh Pandey had already been removed, the transfer of Manzil was stayed which she herself confirmed to newztrack.com late Monday night.Not only this, the official twitter handle of Chief Minister also deleted the tweet about her posting.
DGP Javeed Ahmad's tweet earlier:
Lucknow to get its first lady police chief. Ms Manzil Saini is the new SSP.
— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) May 16, 2016
According to the sources, her posting still hangs in the balance as one section of the ruling party wanted her to stay back at Etawah where she had been doing commendable work.Despite the decision of the Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav , her posting as SSP, Lucknow was stopped.
The reports doing round in the bureaucratic circles suggest that the decision of the CM could only be stalled at the behest of the top leadership of the party.Since the issue involved Etawah, the native district of Mulayam and Akhilesh, no officer is forthcoming to comment.
Meanwhile, the top sources in the state Home department and the police said '' wait for some confusion to be removed.'' The sources ,however, made it clear that Rajesh pandey had already been attached to DGP headquarters which means the state capital is without SSP at the moment.