The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday ordered the dismissal of a senior Home Guards official who was posted as district commandant, Lucknow in 2019, on charges of corruption. Kripa Shankar Pandey has been dismissed on charges of irregularities in allotment of duties to home guards. The action was part of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s zero tolerance policy towards corruption.
According to a government spokesman, a reply was sought from the official concerned six times during the inquiry but no satisfactory reply was received from him.
“Chief Minister @myogiadityanath has ordered dismissal of the then district commandant Home Guards , Lucknow for financial irregularities in duty deployment of home guard volunteers and fraud,” the chief minister’s office said in a tweet.
On Monday, Yogi Adityanath had ordered the dismissal of district commandant of Home Guards at Bulandshahr, Mukesh Kumar, on charges of corruption.
Last year, three videos had surfaced on social media purportedly showing Kumar accepting money from home guard jawans. A detailed inquiry was conducted which found all charges against Kumar to be true although he had pleaded that the videos were forged.
Forensic examination of the videos had also found that there was no tampering, the spokesperson added.