Lucknow, June 7 :
In a major shake-up of the police department, the Uttar Pradesh government Saturday transferred 42 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including inspectors general and deputy inspectors general and 28 district police chiefs, officials said.
Agra IG Ashutosh Pandey was posted as Kanpur IG and Mutha Ashok Jain became the new Agra IG.
Vijay Singh Meena was removed as Agra DIG and given charge of Basti, while Vijay Prakash was transferred from Gonda.
Durga Charan Mishra, DIG of the Provincial Armed Constabulary, Lucknow, was made Gonda DIG, while Prashant Kumar was appointed as the new DIG of Jhansi and Vijay Kumar Garg was made the new DIG of Azamgarh.
Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nitin Tiwari was transferred and made the new SSP of Mathura.
Deepika Tiwari was made the new police superintendent of Hathras, Ganga Nath Tripathi was appointed the new SSP of Etah, and Dharmendra Singh was made the new police superintendent of Ghaziabad, neighbouring New Delhi.
K.S. Emanuel is the new SSP of Kanpur city while Sonia Singh was made the new superintendent of Pilibhit.
N. Kolanchi was made new superintendent of Rae Bareli and Ajay Kumar Mishra senior superintendent of Moradabad.
Rajesh Pandey, who was senior superintendent of Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been made senior superintendent of Saharanpur.
Officials said the transfers were effected to spruce up the law and order in the state, specially after the drubbing of the Samajwadi Party in the Lok Sabha polls.