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Uttar Pradesh gets new DGP Sulkhan Singh in major IPS, IAS reshuffle

22 April 2017

Newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh has assured people of equal treatment, while saying that strict action would be taken against the culprits without any discrimination.

The director general of Uttar Pradesh Police, Javeed Ahmed, was on Friday shunted to a less important post by the Adityanath government, which transferred 12 Indian Police Services (IPS) officers in the first big reshuffle in the top police hierarchy.

Ahmed has been made the director-general of the state's provincial armed constabulary.

7 IAS officers were also transferred.

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Certain changes in the police administration are expected since the change of the government in the state.

The 59-year-old officer has just four months left before retirement.

Mr Ahmad will be DGP (housing). Ahmad will retire in 2020.

DG (intelligence) Jawahar Lal Tripathi has been made DG (prosecution).

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A 1984-batch IPS officer Alok Prasad, along with being DGP Homeguards, will hold the additional charge of DGP (Training) at the Police Headquarters.

Apart from shifting the Ahmed, ADG (law and order) Daljit Singh Chowdhury halso been transferred. Vijay Kumar has been moved out of ATC Sitapur and named the new ADGP (Security).

During his earlier field postings as inspector general of police (IGP) Lucknow zone and deputy IG (Lucknow range), Singh had made headlines for bluntly refusing undue favours, sticking to his professional brief even at the cost of being shifted out of "district force" postings. IGP Navneit Sekeram incharge of the 1090 Women's Powerline, has been divested of the additional charge of IGP PAC (Central Zone).

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Uttar Pradesh gets new DGP Sulkhan Singh in major IPS, IAS reshuffle