Following the Supreme Court's order to give provisional appointment to sacked policemen recruited during Samajwadi Party rule, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said it will start the process to reinstate the terminated policemen with immediate effect.
"As the Supreme Court has not given a stay to the state government, services of the cops terminated earlier, would be reinstated as per the order issued by a two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court on December 8 last year," Special Secretary (Home) D K Gupta told reporters in Lucknow.
He, however, said that as per the HC order an exercise to segregate "tainted" policemen from the "non-tainted" ones would be undertaken and a committee would be constituted for this.
"Segrerating tainted and non-tainted policemen will be a tedious process and for this a separate committee will be constituted which will examine the issue," he said.
Asked about the exact number of policemen to be reinstated, Gupta said over 18,000 policemen were recruited through 42 recruitment boards in PAC, civil police and wireless in 2007.