THE STATE Election Commission has taken strong exception to the transfer and posting of 13 IPS officers, including district police chiefs of Etawah, Mainpuri, Allahabad and Kanpur Dehat districts.
State election commissioner Aparmita Prasad Singh on Thursday said the state government had not taken the permission of the State Election Commission before releasing the transfer order. Singh said the chief minister had only informed him that the state government planned to transfer some IPS officers.
There was, however, no communication from the state government regarding the transfer order, he said.
Those transferred on Friday include SP Mainpuri K Satyanarain, who becomes SSP Etawah. Satyanarain replaces Mutha Ashok Jain, who has been posted as SSP Allahabad. He replaces Vijay Singh Meena, who has been posted as SP Vigilance.
SP Lalitpur Pramod Kumar goes as SP Kanpur Dehat replacing Ram Kumar, who becomes SP Mainpuri. Ashok Kumar II from the waiting list becomes SP Firozabad. Deepak Ratan and Mohit Agarwal, also from the waiting list, go as SP Lakhimpur Kheri and SP Lalitpur respectively. S Satish Ganesh becomes SP CB CID. Jyoti Narain from the waiting list becomes commandant 11th PAC Battalion Sitapur. Vijay Prakash goes as SP Vigilance while DIG Intelligence VP Singh becomes DIG PAC, Varanasi sector. RN Singh from the waiting list has been posted as IG ISBF.