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Mayawati sacks 7,400 more cops

September 30, 2007 21:50 IST

Continuing its crackdown against the recruitment of police personnel during the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday sacked 7,400 more policemen and suspended seven senior Indian Police Service officers for alleged irregularities in the selection process.

Besides the seven IPS officers -- including an additional director-general of police and two inspector-generals, 75 provincial police Service officers were suspended in connection with the alleged recruitment scam.

The suspended IPS officers were ADGP V K Bhalla, IGPs A D Mishra and K K Saxena, DIGs V K Agarwal, Prabhat Kumar and Malkhan Singh Yadav and SP G K Goswami, Principal Secretary (Home) J N Chamber told reporters.

The government annulled the recruitment of 1900 personnel in PAC and the rest in Radio Cell and other departments of the state police, he said.

FIRs would be lodged against suspended seven IPS and 75 PPS officers in connection with controversial recruitments made during 2005-06.

The Mayawati government took the action acting on the report of a probe panel headed by ADGP Shaija Kant Misra.

On September 11, the state government had annulled 6504 recruitments and suspended 12 IPS officers.

A week later, 3,964 more policemen were dismissed and six IPS officers were placed under suspension on charges of irregularities in the selection process.

So far, 25 IPS officers and over 150 PPS officers had been suspended in connection with alleged anomalies in recruitments.

Charge sheets would be filed against these officers and departmental action would be initiated, officials said.

A detailed probe into the recruitment process would be conducted by the anti-corruption branch, Chamber said.

Referring to discrepancies in the selection process, he said educational and caste certificates were found to be doctored in some cases.

Besides, changes in marks allotted for physical and written tests were also detected.

Handwriting experts had opined that a number of answer sheets were written by a single person, the principal secretary (home) said.

Some candidates were interviewed for just 30 to 40 seconds, he said.

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