Allahabad HC upholds transfer of nearly 50,000 UP policemen
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Last Updated: Friday, February 04, 2011, 22:33
Allahabad: The Uttar Pradesh government, which had last year shifted nearly 50,000 police personnel across the state, Friday got a shot in its arm with the Allahabad High Court upholding the constitution of regional level boards for such transfers and postings.

A division bench comprising justices Amitav Lala and Ashok Srivastava passed the order while allowing a special appeal filed by the state government which had challenged a single judge order of October 11, 2010.

The single judge order had quashed the transfers of all the police personnel, holding that the regional level boards, constituted by the state government on April 8, 2010 and headed by the IG/DIG concerned, were not in line with the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in the case of Prakash Singh and others.

Besides, the state government had been directed to "take fresh decision" on postings of the police personnel in accordance with the Supreme Court directives which had laid down that transfers of police personnel in all states be effected by Establishment Boards headed by respective DGPs.

However, the bench set aside the single judge order with the remark "we do not find any reason to interfere with the orders of transfer of constables, head constables and sub-inspectors made by the regional level boards".


First Published: Friday, February 04, 2011, 22:33

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