Probe initiated into corruption charges in UP fire department

The state government also shifted the Additional Director General of the department, Harish Chander Singh, to the training headquarters.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 00:49 AM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday
initiated an inquiry into allegations of corruption in the
fire department, levelled by IPS officer D D Mishra who has
been hospitalised.

The state government also shifted the Additional Director
General of the department, Harish Chander Singh, to the
training headquarters.

"An inquiry to be conducted by the Director General of
Police (Anti-Corruption) has been ordered into all allegations
levelled by DIG (Fire Services) Mishra yesterday," Principal
Secretary Fateh Bahadur told reporters here.

Bahadur said Mishra, a 1978 batch IPS officer, has
been admitted in the Psychiatric ward of the Chattrapati
Shahuji Maharaj Medical University.

"He is undergoing treatment after doctors diagnosed
him with bipolar effective disorder," he said.

Alleging corruption and discrepancies in purchases in
the fire department, Mishra yesterday alleged he was being
harassed for exposing scam and was facing a threat to his
life.

"I have written in control room register of the fire
department about large-scale corruption in purchases in the
department. I am facing a threat to my life for exposing
corruption," he told reporters here yesterday.

An official spokesman said ADG (Fire Service) Harish
Chandra Singh had been shifted to the training headquarters in
the same capacity.

PTI