IPS officer suspended for being 'indisciplined'

IPS officer suspended for being 'indisciplined'
A senior IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh, who had triggered a controversy after he claimed that there was “pressure” to punish police officers with the Yadav surname, was suspended for “indiscipline” on Saturday. Himanshu Kumar, attached to the DGP office here, had said a few days ago in a tweet that there was “now a rush to suspend/send to reserve lines all police personnel who have ‘Yadav’ surname”.

Later, Kumar deleted the tweet and said it had been misunderstood, and that he fully supported the government initiative. He, however, reiterated that the DGP office was discriminating against police personnel on the basis of caste. The DGP office, however, rejected the allegations.

Sources said Kumar faced charges under the Dowry Prevention Act and a bailable warrant had been issued against him by a court in Bihar in a case of marital discord. Former chief minister and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, for his part, on Saturday charged that officers belonging to a particular caste were being targeted by the BJP government.

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