Lucknow, April 21 (PTI): Uttar Pradesh police chief Javeed Ahmed was today transferred by the Yogi Adityanath government along with 11 other IPS officers in the first major shuffle of top officers since the BJP came to power in the state.
During the recent Assembly polls, the BJP had petitioned the Election Commission to remove Ahmed, alleging that he was working at the behest of the then Samajwadi Party government.
Ahmed has been made the director-general of the state's provincial armed constabulary. IPS officer Sulkan Singh, who was DG (training), will replace him.
ADG (law and order) Daljit Singh Chowdhury and ADG (economic offence wing and logistics) Aditya Mishra exchanged places.
DG (intelligence) Jawahar Lal Tripathi has been made DG (prosecution). DG (homeguards) Alok Prasad has been given additional charge of training.
Surya Kumar has been relieved from the post of DG (prosecution).