Karamvir takes over as UP Police; Vikram shifted to Home Guards
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 21:37
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Government today shunted Police Chief Vikram Singh to head the Home Guards and appointed Karamvir Singh as new Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police.

Vikram, a 1974 batch IPS officer, was handed over the marching orders late last night. The outgoing chief, who will retire in May next year, was shifted today to join as Director General of Home Guards.

Vikram was succeeded by Singh, a 1975-batch IPS officer, who returned to the state last week after a successful tenure as head of CRPF operating in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

The 58-year-old officer, who takes over the reins of the police force in the most populated state, was also instrumental in ensuring peaceful Parliamentary and Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir.

The transfer order of Vikram came amid strong criticism of the increasing crime rate in the state which witnessed violence and arson at the residence of UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi allegedly by BSP workers here in July.

Both Congress and Samajwadi Party launched agitations against the Mayawati government especially on the law and order front.

After taking over, Singh told reporters that his priority will be to improve the efficiency of the force.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 21:37

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