Lucknow: Atul, a 1976 batch IPS officer,
on Sunday took over as Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police
replacing Brij Lal who was transferred on the directions of
the Election Commission.
Soon after assuming charge, Atul said the most
important task before the police department was to ensure free
and fair election in the state.
"It has to be ensured that the election is free and
fair, the law and order is maintained and all those
participating in the poll process get a level-playing field,"
he told reporters here.
"This is the biggest challenge before us," the new DGP
Yesterday, the Election Commission transferred Brij Lal
and Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur after
major opposition parties accused the two officers of working
as agents of the ruling BSP.
Brij Lal has been appointed DGP PAC.