Lucknow, July 7: Days after the Yogi Adityanath government sent a list of nearly 200 officers to the Centre seeking their "mandatory retirement", the police department in Bareilly has cracked the whip on a slew of underperforming police personnel.
According to reports, the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Rajesh Kumar Pandey issued an order terminating the tenure of 25 police personnel with immediate effect. Yogi Adityanath Suspends Doctor, Orders Inquiry Against Another For Medical Negligence After Girl Dies in Bareilly
The order issued by Pandey states that the 25 serving police personnel will "mandatorily retire". They would, however, be provided all 3 months salary and all post-retirement facilities.
Update by ANI:
Bareilly: DIG Rajesh Kumar Pandey terminated 25 police personnel today by issuing Mandatory Retirement to them. All these police personnel will be given 3 months salary as well as all the post-retirement facilities.
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The Police Act, 1861 allows the government to compulsorily retire police officers facing corruption allegations or whose presence in the force could hinder investigation into any case. The action, however, could only be taken against police officials above the age of 50.
On June 20, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a meeting with senior officials called for strict action against officials charged with corruption. According to Hindi daily Amar Ujala, nearly 600 officials have been brought under radar following the CM's order.