LUCKNOW || The Uttar Pradesh government affected a major rejig in the state police machinery on Monday and transferred 50 Indian Police Service (IPS) officials. Among others who were removed from there present postings included Rajesh Pandey the SSP of Lucknow who has been replaced by Manjil Saini, a 2005 batch IPS official.
Saini, is currently the SSP of Etawah, the home town of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and is known to be hard core workaholic and competent in her work. She also is the first woman SSP of the state capital.
Sources say, the chief minister was unhappy with Rajesh Pandey due to the growing crimes in the city and as a consequence he has not only been transferred but also not given any posting. He, for now, has been attached to the DGP headquarters.