The Uttar Pradesh government has given sanction to prosecute two retired IPS officers allegedly involved in a three-year-old police recruitment scam, home department sources said in Lucknow on Tuesday.
"The government had given the sanction to prosecute to Anti Corruption Bureau against former Additional Director General of Police B K Bhalla and IG K K Saxena in police recruitment scam," they said.
Cases under various sections of the IPC had already been lodged against the two retired officers for alleged irregularities during the recruitment in police wireless department.
"A case was lodged against Bhalla and Saxena at Mahanagar police station on charges of conspiracy and tampering with documents under the Anti Corruption Act," they said.
The state government has also sought Centre's approval to prosecute the two officers under the Anti Corruption Act, they said.
The government had earlier given the sanction to prosecute 12 IPS officers, charged with committing irregularities in police recruitments during Samajwadi Party regime.