IPS officers shifted in a major shake-up in UP police

Posted May 20, 2017

On April 26, Adityanath government transferred 84 IAS and 54 IPS officers, including district magistrates and police chiefs in the biggest administrative re-shuffle since assuming power.

Criminals will not enjoy political patronage and would not be allowed to go scot-free, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told the UP Assembly today where opposition parties attacked the government claiming that the law and order situation had worsened.

Earlier, when House met for the day, opposition members wanted to know the fate of their adjournment notices on the law and order issue.

Opposition members however continued with their demand even as Dixit rebuked them saying they should not hold the House to ransom.

As per norms, they have to be elected to the legislature in their states within six months since they were sworn in.

The latest round of reshuffle is aimed at streamlining the law and order machinery to curb the incidents of crime in the state.

"The government will take all measures to ensure water conservation and promote forestation", he said in the state Assembly during Question Hour. "I want to assure the house that the rule of law will prevail in Uttar Pradesh".

These projects, which would ultimately benefit 10,000-15,000 farmers, will soon be completed, he added and requested the Chief Minister to inaugurate them.

"The law and order in the state is very bad, people of the state are fed up".

Echoing similar sentiments the Congress party asserted that the BJP has failed to come up to the expectations of Uttar Pradesh and hence should not make tall claims about its success.

"The law and order in the state has collapsed". This government is not fulfilling the promises.