Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 21 : Among the 12 IPS officers transferred in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, state Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmed's name also surfaced.
Ahmed has been replaced by Sulkhan Singh. Other IPS officers being transferred include Surya Kumar, Jawahar Lal Tripathi, Alok Prasad, Aditya Mishra, Bhavesh Kumar Singh, Vijay Kumar, Daljeet Singh, Alok Singh, Sanjay Singhal and Navneet Sikera.
7 IAS officers have also been transferred. On March 23, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath paid a surprise visit to Lucknow's Hazratganj police station to have an inspection of the place.
Following the inspection, Adityanath opined that the police should be people-friendly, thereby ensuring that appropriate action will be taken to maintain law and order in the state.
The Chief Minister also came up with the idea of 'anti-Romeo squads' to keep a check on eve-teasing. Certain changes in the police administration are expected since the change of the government in the state.