Seeking to give a powerful message that laxity in enforcing law and order will not be allowed, Uttar Pradesh police has suspended over 100 policemen since the new government led by Yogi Adityanath after becoming CM.
Most of these suspensions were in Ghaziabad, Meerut and Noida. In Lucknow, seven inspectors have been suspended.
The crackdown followed directives issued by DGP Javeed Ahmed a few days back to recognize the “black sheep” among the policemen.
PRO UP Police, Rahul Srivastava, said, “More than 100 policemen, mostly constables, have been suspended as per the directives of the DGP to recognize the black sheep and take exemplary action against them.”
The directive was circulated to all the Superintendents of Police through video conversation by the state police chief and Principal Secretary Debashish Panda hours after Yogi Adityanath assumed office.