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UP top cop Mukul Goel shunted out for ‘inefficiency’, ‘neglecting work’

Last month, Goel was conspicuous by his absence in a key meeting chaired by the CM over the law and order situation in the state.

Last month, Goel was conspicuous by his absence in a key meeting chaired by the CM over the law and order situation in the state.

Uttar Pradesh police chief Mukul Goel was on Wednesday removed from his post for allegedly neglecting his duties and not taking interest in work. Goel, who assumed the charge as the UP Director General of Police (DGP) in June 2021, will now be posted as DG, Civil Defence. 

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar has been given the additional charge of the state’s police chief, Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal said.

A 1987 batch IPS officer, Goel had served as an additional director general of the Border Security Force before taking charge as the UP DGP. 

Born in Muzaffarnagar, Goel has a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He had earlier worked as SP/SSP in Almora, Jalaun, Mainpuri, Hathras, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur and Meerut districts. Goel was also posted in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the National Disaster Response Force.

Last month, Goel was conspicuous by his absence in a key meeting chaired by the CM over the law and order situation in the state. Since then, rumours were rife that CM Adityanath was unhappy with Goel.

It is widely reported that Adityanath as unhappy with Goel for skipping departmental meetings which were, as a tradition, supposed to be chaired by the state police chief. 

Goel was among the several IPS officers who were suspended in 2007 by the then chief minister Mayawati for alleged irregularities in police recruitment. 

He was the ADG (Law and Order) in 2013 when Muzaffarnagar riots took place. A PIL has also been filed before Allahabad High Court in August last year against Goel’s appointment as the DGP.

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