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94 IPS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: In a late Tuesday reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government effected a major reshuffle and transferred 94 IPS officials, a state spokesperson said.

The transfers include many additional director general (ADG) rank officials, inspector generals of police (IG), deputy inspector generals (DIG), senior superintendent of police (SSP) and superintendent of police (SP`s).

Transferred officials include Additional Director General Police (ADG) Headquarters, Surya Kumar Shukla, who has now been posted as DG (SIT), VK Gupta, who has been transferred from ADG State Human Rights Commission to Police Housing Board as its Managing Director. RR Bhatnagar, the ADG prisons have been promoted as DG prisons and Jag Mohan Yadav has been elevated as DG CBCID.

Sutapa Sanyal, a senior woman IPS officer has been transferred out of the Economic Offences Wing (EoW) and posted as ADG (Human Rights) now. IG`s of Agra zone, Allahabad, Moradabad, DIG LucknowDIG Aligarh, DIG Chitrakoot have also been transferred.

Toilets in schools should be clean with proper facilities: SC

New Delhi: Toilets in all schools should not be a mere "structure" but they should be clean and have proper facilities, the Supreme Court said today.

"It can be said without any fear of contradiction that a toilet in structure only, is not a toilet in reality. Toilets meant for schools, which are coeducational and the girls schools, have to have such toilets which are clean and acceptable, having proper facilities," a bench of justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant said.

The observations came while the bench perused two reports submitted by its committee with regard to school toilets in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

"The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, which are in focus, in this case for the present, cannot have innovative ideas to construct a structure, christen it as a toilet and thereafter forget it. That is not the purpose of providing toilets in the schools," the apex court observed.

"It has to be borne in mind by the authorities of the two states that clean and safe toilets also help in sustaining the health conditions of the students who use it," it said while directing the authorities to frame a scheme in this regard and file within four weeks.

The observation came while the court was hearing a petition filed by J K Raju, seeking direction for providing toilet and drinking water facilities in the states' schools.

The apex court also directed Secretary, School Education Department, of both states to be personally present in court on March 10.

BJP asks Mukul Roy not to evade CBI

Kolkata: With the Supreme Court deciding to defer hearing of petitions seeking a courtmonitored CBI probe into the Saradha scam, state BJP on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy should stop evading the CBI and appear before it as early as possible.

The apex court today deferred hearing on the petitions filed by West Bengal and ruling Trinamool Congress seeking a courtmonitored CBI probe into the multicrore Saradha scam, alleging that the agency was acting as an "instrument" of the Centre and targeting TMC leaders.

"Madan Mitra has been trying many things in order to evade the CBI. But when no tricks worked, he had to appear before CBI and was arrested," BJP state president Rahul Sinha told reporters.

"Mukul Roy is trying to do the same by trying to evade the CBI. I think rather than evading CBI he should face it. Because those who are affected in Saradha scam want justice," he said on the sidelines of a programme here.

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