Published On: Wed, Nov 18th, 2020

Lucknow Police Commissioner Sujeet Pandey shifted, D K Thakur takes charge

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government late on Tuesday transferred Lucknow police commissioner Sujeet Pandey and appointed ATS chief D K Thakur as new police commissioner.

Lucknow police commissioner Sujeet Pandey was shifted in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Pandey was shifted for his alleged failure to control crime in the state capital and he has been made ADG, Arms Training Centre, Sitapur.

Pandey, who was the first Police Commissioner of Lucknow when the Commissionerate system was introduced on January 15, had a successful stint and managed the city during Covid-19 pandemic outbreak while also taking action on criminals and confiscating properties of aides of jailed dons Mukhtar Ansari and Atiq Ahmad.

Thakur took charge of his new assignment at 1 a.m. on Wednesday after Pandey was given marching orders around midnight.

Thakur is known to be a tough officer and served as SSP/DIG in Lucknow during the Mayawati regime. Thakur also had a stint in the CBI.

G K Goswami who was waitlisted, who had returned to the home cadre after a successful stint in the CBI has been made the new chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the state.

Rajkumar, who was also on the waitlist, has been made ADG (personnel).


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