The Uttar Pradesh government late on Tuesday night transferred 12 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre including inspector general of Kanpur and Agra ranges.
IPS officer of 2003 batch, Nachiketa Jha, who was in waiting since his return from Central deputation for past few months, has replaced Naveen Arora as the new IG of Agra range while Prashant Kumar-II, who was also in the waiting, has been made the new IG of Kanpur range in place of Mohit Agarwal.
Arora has been shifted as IG Budget at the DGP Headquarters in Lucknow while Agarwal has been sent as IG Technical Services.
Yogesh Singh has replaced Arvind Bhushan Pandey as Commandant of 25th Battalion Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) in Rae Bareli while Pandey has been made SP Technical Services.
Kalpana Saxena has replaced Yogesh Singh as Commandant of 47th Battalion PAC in Ghaziabad; Sanjay Singh has been shifted from 45th Battalion PAC, Aligarh to 2nd Battalion PAC, Sitapur; Rahul Yadvendu has been made SP at DGP Headquarters, Rajesh Kumar Saxena has been moved as Commandant of 8th Battalion PAC, Bareilly from 37th Battalion PAC, Kanpur Nagar, while Vikas Kumar Vaidya has replaced him and Bharti Singh has been shifted as Commandant of 49th Battalion PAC, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
According to sources, more transfers are expected to be affected this week before the assembly elections. The revision of the voter list is starting from November 1 and the State Election Commission has asked the state government not to transfer key officials during this period.