IPS Sulkhan Singh: All you need to know about new DGP of Uttar Pradesh
Luknow : In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad.
Sulkhan Singh -- till now posted as Director General of Police (Training) -- is considered one of the finest and softspoken officers in Uttar Pradesh Police but many feel that the senior IPS officer was not given his due by successive Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party governments in the state.
The 59-year-old officer has just four months left before retirement. Outgoing DGP Javeed Ahmad was posted by the previous Akhilesh Yadav government at the behest of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav. He had superseded 15 police officers of the same rank to become the top cop in the state. Ahmad will retire in 2020.