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Over 100 cops, identified as ‘black sheep’, suspended in Uttar Pradesh

Most of these suspensions were in Ghaziabad, Meerut and Noida. In Lucknow, seven inspectors have been suspended.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2017 17:22 IST
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UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a surprise visit to the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Thursday. UP Police has suspended over 100 policemen since the new government assumed office.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a surprise visit to the Hazratganj police station in Lucknow on Thursday. UP Police has suspended over 100 policemen since the new government assumed office.(PTI)

Seeking to send a strong message that laxity in enforcing law and order will not be tolerated, Uttar Pradesh Police has suspended over 100 policemen since the new government led by Yogi Adityanath assumed office.

Most of these suspensions were in Ghaziabad, Meerut and Noida. In Lucknow, seven inspectors have been suspended.

The crackdown followed directives issued by DGP Javeed Ahmed a few days back to identify the “black sheep” among the policemen.

Rahul Srivastava, public relation officer of UP Police, said, “More than 100 policemen, mostly constables, have been suspended as per the directives of the DGP to identify the black sheep and take exemplary action against them.”

The directive was issued to all the superintendents of police through video conferencing by the state police chief and principal secretary (home) Debashish Panda hours after Adityanath assumed office.