Senior IPS officer suspended by UP government after controversial interview
(Sourced from PTI)
The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended a senior IPS officer for allegedly making controversial remarks in an interview to a news website and unauthorized absence from duty, officials said today. Jasvir Singh, a 1992 batch officer, posted as Additional Director General (ADG) of Rules and Manual, was suspended on February 14 after his interview with the Huffington Post, UP Police stated on its website.
In the interview on January 30, the ADG had purportedly said that he was given "dead-end postings" in his career after he tried to hold politicians and ministers accountable. He also claimed that he had done actual police work for only "six months" in his 26-year-long career. Principal Secretary, (Home), Arvind Kumar said the ADG "has been suspended for violating the code of conduct."
Confirming the suspension, Kumar said that action was initiated against the ADG for making controversial statements in an interview and for his unauthorized absence from duty since February 4. He said that Singh went on leave without getting it sanctioned from competent authorities. During his 16-day stint as SP of Maharajganj in 2002, Singh had also taken action against then Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath.
Singh had initiated proceedings to invoke the National Security Act against Yogi, the present Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, in a case dealing with violation of prohibitory orders in 1995. During his tenure in 2003 as the SP of UP Police's food-cell, he accused then Samajwadi Party Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh of corruption in the multi-crore food scam in Lakhimpur Kheri.