DK Thakur is new Lucknow police commissioner

  

Uttar Pradesh government late on Tuesday transferred Lucknow police commissioner Sujeet Pandey and appointed ATS chief DK Thakur as new police commissioner.

Senior police officials did not cite any specific reason behind the transfer and termed it as an administrative decision of the government. Pandey has been made ADG, Arms Training Centre, Sitapur.

GK Goswami who had returned to the home cadre after a successful stint in the Central Bureau of Investigation has been made the new chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the state.

Pandey, who had launched the commissionerate on January 15, had a successful stint and managed the city during Covid-19 pandemic outbreak while also taking action on criminals and confiscating properties of aides of jailed dons Mukhtar Ansari and Atiq Ahmad.

DK Thakur is known to be a tough officer and served as SSP/DIG in Lucknow during the Mayawati regime. Thakur also had a stint in the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Thakur took the charge as Lucknow commissioner in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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