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DGP shows how he?s still the boss...

?I AM, indeed, the boss around here!? That was DGP Bua Singh?s terse signal to all ?politically-connected? and recalcitrant police inspectors on Tuesday. The morning?s headline-maker, Inspector JP Yadav, who had manoeuvred a plum posting at the Kaiserbagh police station within hours of being dispatched to Police Lines by the DGP, for dereliction of duty, was summarily recalled and shunted to Rae Bareli by the DGP before the day was barely through.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 00:01 IST

‘I AM, indeed, the boss around here!’

That was DGP Bua Singh’s terse signal to all ‘politically-connected’ and recalcitrant police inspectors on Tuesday.

The morning’s headline-maker, Inspector JP Yadav, who had manoeuvred a plum posting at the Kaiserbagh police station within hours of being dispatched to Police Lines by the DGP, for dereliction of duty, was summarily recalled and shunted to Rae Bareli by the DGP before the day was barely through.

The way Inspector Yadav had pulled strings to over-ride the DGP’s punitive directive against him was the cause of much consternation among senior police officials and citizens on Tuesday morning.

It was certainly an uncomfortable development for Bua Singh who has been making hectic efforts to clean the rut in police functioning in Lucknow. “If Yadav would have got away with this kind of impudence, the repercussions would have been felt from Ghaziabad to Ghazipur,” commented an IG. Some detractors, however, quipped, “It seems to be the beginning of the end for Bua Singh”.

But by the end of the day, Bua Singh had made it clear that he would not be tolerating any nonsense. The inspector was quickly packed off to Rae Bareli. There are, of course, several other “black sheep” around in the police force in Lucknow because of their political connections and not their performance.

Sources say moves are afoot to identify such police officials and several Circle Officers with shady records have been shortlisted for punitive action.

The DGP, who has been going slow in his attempt to improve the messy situation, has already targeted field officers, who have been ruling the roost with the help of highly-pliable IPS officers. Yadav’s behaviour was just gross indiscipline. The role of some senior police officers, who had propped up Yadav to take on the DGP, is also under the scanner.

“It’s the beginning of Yadav’s predicament. Much more is in store for him,” commented a senior officer at the DGP Headquarters here.

In fact, the politician-cop nexus has almost derailed effective policing in the state. Both have been serving each other’s vested interesst.  The attack on SP Farrukhabad Rahul Asthana by three inspectors last week was also a result of this nefarious nexus.  Those erring inspectors have already been dismissed.