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DGP on his way out, Bua may be new man

DGP YASHPAL Singh seems to be on his way out. Decks for the appointment of ADG PAC Bua Singh as new DGP were reportedly cleared today. Bua Singh is in Mumbai and is likely to come back by Monday. The shake-up in police leadership is likely next week. Bua Singh, who is a close confidant of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and is due to retire on June 30, 2007, has reportedly been sounded about his new assignment.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 01:42 IST
M Hasan
M Hasan
PTI

DGP YASHPAL Singh seems to be on his way out.

Decks for the appointment of ADG PAC Bua Singh as new DGP were reportedly cleared today.

Bua Singh is in Mumbai and is likely to come back by Monday. The shake-up in police leadership is likely next week. Bua Singh, who is a close confidant of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and is due to retire on June 30, 2007, has reportedly been sounded about his new assignment.

The meeting of departmental promotion committee (DPC) this evening reportedly recommended the name of Bua Singh along with two IPS officer Syed Khalid Rizvi and Sunil Krishna of 1973 batch for promotion to DG rank. The government has also reportedly decided to promote two officers — Ajai Singh and SS Banerjee of 1972 batch —to the level of DG.

Vikram Shrivastav (1972 batch) is on deputation to the Centre. Krishna has also been appointed as ADG ITBP but the government has not yet relieved him.

Though director Vigilance GL Sharma and DG CBCID JS Ghungesh were also in the race for DGP’s post, Bua Singh has reportedly emerged as “dark horse”.

The DPC was pending for the last three months. Former DGP VKB Nair had submitted Bua Singh’s annual confidential report in the first week of October.

After the retirement of DG (Training) Hakam Singh and DG (Prosecution) A Abraham Kurien in October last and DG (Fire) Tilak Kak’s posting as the director NSG in Delhi, only six officers of DG rank would be left in the state.
With today’s promotion of four officers the rank would swell to ten.

While DGP, DG Homeguards and DG (Training) are cadre posts, remaining DG level posts are non-cadre. DG Vigilance GL Sharma too had got an offer from the centre but he declined it. Sources said the government was quite concerned over the recent development in Gonda where the DGP’s wife Gita Singh, who is also Samajwadi Party MLA from Balrampur, had made abortive attempt to capture the bungalow of PAC commandant.

It had virtually brought the police and PAC at loggerheads. Under pressure from high-ups the Gonda police was forced to lodge FIR against the DGP’s wife, unprecedented in UP police history.