LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh government late on Tuesday transferred Lucknow police commissioner Sujeet Pandey and appointed ATS chief DK Thakur as new police commissioner.Thakur took the charge as Lucknow police commissioner in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Pandey has been made ADG, Arms Training Centre, Sitapur. Police officials did not gave any specific reason behind this sudden reshuffle and termed it as an administrative decision of the state government.
GK Goswami who had returned to the home cadre after a successful stint in the Central Bureau of Investigation has been made the new chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in place of Thakur.
Pandey, who had launched the commissionerate 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 mafias Mukhtar Ansari and Atiq Ahmad.
DK 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 Central Bureau of Investigation.
We wish that the skills of new incumbent to the post of police commissioner, as ATS chief during his last assignment, will be helpful in making the state capital crime free.
Report- Vikas Chandra Agrawal