Promotions provided as per High Court orders: DGP R P Thakur

Promotions provided as per High Court orders: DGP R P Thakur
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DGP R P Thakur strongly refuted allegations made by the YSR Congress Party that promotions in the State police department were made based on caste criteria

Tirupati: DGP R P Thakur strongly refuted allegations made by the YSR Congress Party that promotions in the State police department were made based on caste criteria.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Southern States DGPs conference here on Tuesday, Thakur said, “I am purely reacting on news published in newspapers in which somebody criticised that we had given departmental promotions on caste basis.

It is absolutely wrong. First we are working as police and we have no caste. We only represent the caste of ‘Khaki.’ The promotions are given as per the High Court directions and based on merit. There was no secrecy.”

He further said, “Moreover as the boss in the police department, I have to look after the welfare of my staff and officers.” Thakur said people are well aware of his style of functioning and the work that he had put in as the DGP of ACB during the last two years. He said that he was ready to place the facts before the Election Commission if any clarification was sought.

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