Rifles to be given to only stress free policemen in U.P.

Lucknow: DGP Prashant Kumar’s has given instructions to the officers. Rifles should be given only to stress free policemen. Stressed policemen should be kept away from being armed. He said one should not deploy  unwell, sick and drug-addicted policemen. Keep stressed policemen away from important duties.

Accountability of those responsible will be fixed on imposition of duty. DGP Prashant Kumar’s instructions to the officers. Rifles should be given only to stress free policemen.

IPS Prashant Kumar has been made the new acting DGP of Uttar Pradesh. Prashant Kumar was till now working on the post of Special DG. Current acting DGP Vijay Kumar is retiring on 31 January 2024. In such a situation, this responsibility has been assigned to Prashant Kumar. Prashant Kumar is also known as ‘Singham’ in UP Police. Recently he has been honored with the Gallantry Award.

Prashant Kumar as acting DGP, acting DGP has been appointed in Uttar Pradesh for the fourth consecutive time. 1990 batch IPS officer Prashant Kumar is considered one of the trusted officers of the Yogi government. Before becoming Special DG, he had also been ADG of Meerut. Bright police officer Prashant Kumar is originally from Siwan district of Bihar. On January 26, Prashant Kumar was honored with the Gallantry Award. This is the fourth time that Prashant Kumar has received this medal.

He has received a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh from the Chief Minister for killing notorious criminal Udaybhan Yadav, who had a reward of Rs 5 lakh, in an encounter. Apart from this, along with 3 cash awards, a total of 109 commendations/citations have been given from the highest level. He is retiring in May 2025.


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