In the biggest administrative reshuffle since it assumed power in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday night transferred 84 IAS and 54 IPS officers including district magistrates and police chiefs.
While Civil Defence Secretary Manoj Mishra has been made Director of Culture, Special Secretary (Revenue) Karn Singh Chauhan has been sent to Jhansi as district magistrate, an official release said here.
Prominent among those transferred included DM Lucknow GS Priyadarshi, who has been sent to Muzaffarnagar in the same capacity while DM Kanpur Kaushalraj Sharma will take his place.
DM Bareilly Surendra Singh has been sent to Kanpur as DM while Special Secretary, Agriculture Pinki Joval has been made the Bareilly DM.
DM Ghaziabad Nidhi Kesarwani has been sent to the Science and Technology department as Special Secretary while Special Secretary Home has been made the DM Ghaziabad.
Similarly, DM Gautam Buddh Nagar Nagendra Prasad Singh has been replaced by Brijesh Narain Singh.
SP Ghazipur Subhash Chandra Dubey has been made the SSP of Saharanpur while RP Pandey will be the SSP of Gorakhpur, the release said.
Prominent among the IPS officers transferred include SSP Ghaziabad Deepak Kumar who has been sent to Lucknow in the same capacity replacing Manzil Saini while SSP Saharanpur Luv Kumar has been made the SSP of Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Kumar was recently in news after he accused the Saharanpur MP, Raghav Lakhanpal Sharma of leading a mob to attack his house and terrorise his wife and children. Sharma had allegedly called the top cop nalaayak and threatened to get him transferred.
Sahrma, a fluent English speaker, had allegedly led a mob to the SSP’s residence and incited them to vandalise the place, scaring the police officer’s children and relatives who were inside the house at the time.
The SSP said when 400-odd rioters entered his residence, his family and relatives were in a state of panic despite the presence of security personnel at his house.
According to eyewitnesses, the rioters broke CCTV cameras, some chairs and Kumar’s official nameplate at his residence.
(With PTI inputs)