In major police reshuffle, Adityanath govt shunts out DGP Javeed Ahmed among 12 IPS officers
Sulkhan Singh has been appointed as the new DGP of the state in place of Ahmed.
Lucknow: In a major reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh police, the Adityanath-led government on Friday transferred 12 senior IPS officers, including state DGP Javeed Ahmed.
Sulkhan Singh, a 1980-batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the new DGP in place of Ahmed who has been shifted as the DG of Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), a senior Home department official said.
ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Singh Chowdhury and ADG Economic Offence Wing (EOW) and Logistics Aditya Mishra have swapped places in the transfer which came a month after Adtiyanath assumed office.
During the recent assembly polls, the BJP had petitioned the Election Commission to remove Ahmed, alleging that he was working at the behest of the then Samajwadi Party government.
DG (Intelligence) Jawahar Lal Tripathi has been made DG (Prosecution) and DG (Homeguards) Alok Prasad has been given additional charge of Training.
Surya Kumar has been relieved from the post of DG (Prosecution) and will continue as DG police recruitment and promotion board.
ADG (Security) Bhavesh Kumar Singh has been made ADG (Intelligence), ADG Police Training School Sitapur Vijay Kumar has been made ADG (Security) while Alok Singh, who was on wait list has been made IG PAC (Eastern zone). IG Sanjay Singhal has been made IG, PAC Central zone.
IG Women Powerline Navneet Sikera has been relieved from the charge of PAC central zone but will continue on other posts.
(with PTI inputs)