Basti Commissioner Anurag Srivastava transferred

In order to pacify the agitating Indian Police Services(IPS) officers in Uttar Pradesh, Election Commission(EC) tonight transferred the controversial Basti Divisional Commissioner Anurag Srivastava. Mr Sanjiv Kumar, Principal Secretary in the Rrural Development department has been appointed as the new commissioner of Basti while Srivastava have been kept in waiting, official sources here tonight said. However, the IPS Association announced that they will continue to agitate against the insult of the Sidhardhnagar SP Mohit Gupta till the Commissioner was punished besides he seeds unconditional apology from the SP. The Association has called a meeting of the officers on Tuesday evening to decide on the course of future action.
A revolt like situation arose when over 16 IPS offered to resign following insult of Superintendent of Police(SP) of Sidharthnagar by senior IAS officer and Commissioner of Basti even though Uttar Pradesh government today set up a two member committee to probe into the matter while a clarification has been sought from the IAS officer. Over 16 IPS officers including 7 of the 2006 batch tendered their resignation after the Sidharthanagar SP Mohit Gupta was transferred last night.


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