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Reported by Hindustantimes.com on April 11, 2013 Nearly 2,000 UP cops transferred in two years - Hindustan Times A Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that 1,828 officers of the provincial police service (PPS) in Uttar Pradesh were transferred in Uttar Pradesh in the last two years. This, the RTI response says, includes 478 officers of additional superintendent rank (ASP) and 1,350 deputy superintendents (DSP). The RTI response 307 ASP rank officers got transferred during the regime of Akhilesh Yadav in 2012 while 171 were transferred in 2011 when Mayawati was the chief minister. A total of 892 DSP rank officers were transferred in 2012 and 458 in 2011. The 723-page information sent to Thakur April 4 also details that in 263 cases, the government either cancelled or modified its own previous order. It said that on four occasions, more than 100 provincial police service officers got transferred through one single government order. Officials admit privately that such frequent and large scale transfers were a major reason behind the failing law and order in the state.
As reported by Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on Jul 28, 2010 LUCKNOW: In a first of its kind incident, a UP police home guard was done to death allegedly for daring to seek information under the RTI Act about government funds and work done by his village pradhan in Bahraich. The accused pradhan's husband and four others have been arrested in this connection. The police say the murder is fallout of a 40-year-old dispute between the two sides over a piece of land. The incident took place in Katghar village under Ranipur police station of Bahraich on Sunday afternoon. According to reports, ex-pradhan of Katghar Mohan Singh, his son Vijay Pratap (32) alias Babbu Singh, who is a home guard and had come home on a holiday, and brother Satyadeo Singh was supervising some construction work on a piece of land in the village when one Indrajeet Singh and his cohorts reached the site. Indrajeet is husband of the sitting village pradhan since the seat was reserved for the fairer sex in the last elections. "As soon as they reached us, they started abusing and eventually a free for all ensued. Since we were not expecting a showdown and they had come prepared with sticks and rods in hand, we could not do much and they beat us severely," Satyadeo said recollecting the sequence of events.
As reported by Neha Shukla at timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 2 August 2009 LUCKNOW: The claims of the state government on FIRs being promptly registered in police stations stand exposed. Out of the total people who approached senior officials with the complaint that their FIRs were not being registered, 91.6% still failed to lodge their cases at various police stations of Lucknow district in 2008. This, as evident, despite the intervention of senior police officials. Worse, it is not a huge difference from the preceding year of the incumbent government. In 2007, 95.2% people met the same fate. The figures made available through the Right to Information Act cast a grim picture on police promptness in Lucknow. Aggrieved of police apathy, at least 1,000 complainants took the legal recourse to get their FIRs registered in last two years. The quantum of complaints finally getting place in police registers as FIRs is still abysmally low -- 8.3% in 2008 and 4.5% in 2007. Lucknow SSP office has received 51,379 complaints in last two years (2007 and 08), either manually, by post or after being referred to it by senior officials against FIRs not getting registered. And surprisingly, maximum number of complaints have been brought to the notice of the police by senior government officials (14,761 in 2008 and 17,645 in 2007). In response to an RTI query made by applicant Izhar Ansari, SSP office has revealed that it received 25,076 complaints in 2008 and 26,303 complaints in 2007 against FIRs not getting registered at 37 police stations of the district. Hasanganj police station invariably topped the chart with 2,517 complaints made in 2008 and 1,688 complaints in 2007. Though police finally registered FIRs in some of these complaints, the number was still less -- 2,101 in 2008 and 1,261 in 2007. The rest -- 22,975 complaints out of total 25,076 in 2008 and 25,042 out of total 26,303 in 2007 -- were discarded by police without any action. The hapless complainants after being turned down by khaki-brigade, ended up knocking doors of judiciary. Around 1,003 (425 in 2008 and 578 in 2007) people took the legal recourse to get their FIRs written in police registers in Lucknow during the said years. It is a bleak picture for the district that receives at least 75 to 80 complaints at each police station daily. What further turns against the police is the fact that when it took cognizance of these complaints, registered FIRs and investigated the cases, at least 2,067 cases out of total 51,379 turned out to be those of serious crimes. Following investigations, the police filed chargesheets in 1,306 of these neglected cases in 2008 and 761 cases in 2007. When compared to 2006, the situation in 2008 and 2007 turns out to be worse. In 2006, at least 17% complaints got FIRs registered. Out of total 30,356 complaints received by the SSP office here, FIRs were registered in 5,314. The number of complainants who approached court was also lesser -- 258. The applicant, Ansari, on the basis of the information received has written to the chief minister. "It is a high time that she takes cognizance of ground reality," he said. Source: RTI unravels hollow claims of police - Lucknow - City - NEWS - The Times of India