Lucknow: A day after being transferred,
senior IPS officer Shailja Kant Mishra, who probed the alleged
police recruitment scam in Uttar Pradesh, has applied for
voluntary retirement (VRS) from service.
"Mishra, a 1977 batch officer, in a letter to the state
government and the DGP headquarters yesterday has sought
voluntary retirement from the service with effect from today,"
official sources said here.
Posted as Director General, Power Corporation Limited,
Mishra, who is due to retire in May, was transferred to civil
defence department yesterday and is apparently piqued over it.
A committee led by Mishra had alleged irregularities
committed in police recruitment during the SP regime between
Following the committee report, the BSP government had
annulled appointment of about 18,000 police personnel and
suspension of many IPS officer heading recruitment boards.
When contacted, Mishra refused to comment.