Yogi orders demotion of ‘corrupt’ police official in UP


LUCKNOW: In an unprecedented transfer, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the demotion of a deputy superintendent of police after he was discovered responsible of accepting bribes to suppress a rape case.

The officer is now a constable — the put up on which he started his profession.

In response to official sources, DSP Vidya Kishore Sharma, has been demoted after the federal government took cognisance of a video of him accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh.

Sharma was the DSP when the incident happened in 2021. He was later transferred.

A lady had alleged final yr that the proprietor of Swami Vivekanand Hospital and Inspector Ramveer Yadav had gang-raped her however the police was not appearing on her criticism.

She additionally alleged the police official had accepted a bribe from the accused.

The UP administration suspended the inspector and ordered an FIR towards Yadav.

A probe was launched which discovered Sharma responsible of accepting the bribe. Sharma had been on suspension earlier than being demoted.

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