Over 100 policemen suspended in five days of Yogi government in UP
Lucknow: The five-day-old Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has suspended over 100 police officials so far, accusing them of being involved in illegal practices, said the media reports on Thursday.
Significantly, most of the suspended police personnel belong to Ghaziabad, Meerut, Noida and Lucknow districts of the state.
UP Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Rahul Srivastava said, "Since the formation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state, over 100 cops have been suspended, on the orders given by Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad."
It may be mentioned that earlier in the day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid a surprise visit to the Hazratganj Kotwali, located at the heart of the state capital. There he took cognizance of people's grievances and deficiencies in the police department.
He also asked the police officials that how much time it take to register a complaint and take action.
Interestingly, since BJP took power in the state, CM Adityanath and his ministers have taken some key steps that include a complete shutdown of illegal slaughterhouses and ban on consumption of Pan-Masala and use of plastic in the government buildings including secretariat.