Following complaints, Yogi Adityanath led UP govt transfers dreaded mafias

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Lucknow | Updated: April 1, 2017 8:17:23 AM

The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred many mafias from one jail to another following complaints that they were lording over in prisons, conducting anti-social and criminal activities from even inside the jails.

The BJP during their campaign for the state assembly polls had raised this issue many a times and had promised a turn around. (PTI)

The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred many mafias from one jail to another following complaints that they were lording over in prisons, conducting anti-social and criminal activities from even inside the jails. An official while informing of the development told IANS on Saturday that mafia don turned politician Mukhtaar Ansari has been sent from Lucknow to Banda jail. Five sharp shooters have also been sent from one prison to another. Former Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Ateeq Ahmad who is named in many criminal cases ranging from murder to extortion and is languishing in Allahabad prison has also been shifted out to Deoria jail.

Umesh aka Goa Rai has been moved out from the Banda prison to Rampur, Kaushlesh Tripathi to Basti jail, Shailendra aka Shailu to Deoria, Dilip Raidas from Banda to Lakhimpur Kheri and Alam Singh to Bijnore. Sachin Pandey who is in Sultanpur has also been shifted to the Bijnore prison.

Officials of the prison department informed that the rejig had been initiated to “break the spine of organised criminals” who were allegedly running their criminal empire from behind the prison walls.

The BJP during their campaign for the state assembly polls had raised this issue many a times and had promised a turn around.

UP CM, Yogi Adityanath on Friday also said that officials with clean and honest image shall get key postings and given due encouragement, reaffirming his government’s resolve to weed out corruption.

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The BJP government in UP is committed to take firm steps against corruption, on the lines of the Centre, he said.

“All out steps will be taken to curb corruption for which working will be made transparent in all the state government departments and schemes,” an official release quoting the Chief Minister said.

With this aim in mind, Adityanath had directed all ministers to engage only people with clean and honest image in their staff so as to fulfil the resolve of the state government to provide corruption-free and transparent governance, it said.

No tainted official should be engaged in personal staff, the Chief Minister had stressed.

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