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Policing goes on without two SPs!

The district of Allahabad which had been declared communally sensitive is surprisingly functioning without two important police officials-- SP trans- Ganga and SP trans-Yamuna. Interestingly, the neighbouring Kaushambi district is also without a Superintendent of Police for over a month.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 00:40 IST
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The district of Allahabad which had been declared communally sensitive is surprisingly functioning without two important police officials-- SP trans- Ganga and SP trans-Yamuna.

Interestingly, the neighbouring Kaushambi district is also without a Superintendent of Police for over a month.

This situation prevails even after the festival of Holi has come and gone but the two posts of SPs in the sensitive district had been lying vacant for reasons best known to the powers that be.

Sources said, SP trans-Yamuna KP Singh after being shifted from the post over a month and a half ago preferred to be posted at the Police Headquarters here.
His colleague SP trans-Ganga Krishna Mohan was posted out about a month ago. Since then these two important posts had been lying vacant.

As a result the SSP is forced to rely on the circle officers who are incharge of their specific circles in these areas. While there are three circles in trans-Yamuna area-- Bara, Meja and Karchana, the trans-Ganga area also has its share of three circles ie Soraon, Phulpur and Handia. Since CO Daraganj also looks after Jhusi the trans- Ganga area is also referred to as having three and a half circles.

The job of the circle officers is to coordinate with the SP, keep him posted with developments in their respective areas and the SP in turn monitors follow-up action in the cases, issues instructions and seeks clarifications.

In the absence of the SP this burden falls on the shoulders of the SSP who is already burdened under the weight of the entire district. In a place like this district the job becomes even more difficult and ultimately the SSP is forced to rely on the circle officers.

Concerned over the prevailing state of affairs the IG Police, Allahabad Zone, AC Sharma, is reported to have sent a letter to the higher bosses pointing out the immediate need for the posting of SPs in this part of the region.

If sources are correct, a list of SPs to be posted in several districts in the State has been sent to the Chief Minister for his approval.
It is to be seen when the CM finds time to clear the list.