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Will not spare any corrupt officer, Akhilesh on IPS vs IPS



New Delhi/Lucknow: Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav has lashed out at the Yogi Adityanath government of Uttar Pradesh over the alleged nexus in transfer-posting racket levelled by Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna, saying the allegations are serious and his government, when it comes to power, will see that all the corrupt officers are punished.

Yadav was speaking to his party workers in Lucknow headquarters on Friday. He said that UP government is solely responsible for this situation.

“Lakhs of rupees exchange hands in the transfer and posting of officers in UP. Corruption is rampant in the state. Officers from constable to the DIG level bribe their seniors for suitable posting. We are not saying this. A senior superintendent of police Vaibhav Krishna has made these allegations. Now think how dangerous is the situation in UP,” said Yadav.

“Documents and reports are with the government. They will be there when we come back to power unless the government burns them. Then we will see. We will not spare even a single corrupt officer,” Yadav added.

He also said that the the government may forget about the whole issue and try to delay action, but the people of the state will not forgive them.

National spokesperson of SP, I.P. Singh, told IANS on Saturday that IPS vs IPS battle in UP is not an issue only for the party but a truth which we all must face.

Singh said that Vaibhav Krishna’s reports on extortion racket in transfer posting is a beginning of a fight against corruption.

“It is not that only police department is corrupt, entire Yogi government is corrupt. It is the bureaucrats who are running the government,” Singh added.

He demanded a white paper on the issue.

The IPS vs IPS battle in UP has handed an opportunity to other opposition parties as well to target the Yogi government.

“Now Yogi’s own officers are making such serious allegations of corruption, with proof and documents. When will the CM take action? What is he waiting for?” asked Ajay Kumar Lallu, state Congress chief.

He demanded a judicial inquiry into the whole nexus.

Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna on Friday had said that he had sent a secret report to the Chief Minister about the police officials’ nexus with journalists in the transfer-posting racket in UP.

He had named five IPS officers involved in the nexus with journalists in the transfer-posting racket, which has opened up a Pandora’s Box in the state.

Krishna made this revelation after three allegedly morphed videos went viral on social media in which he can be heard having sex chat with girls.


Wrestler Bajrang Punia reclaims his number one spot in 65kg category



Just 30 seconds were left on the clock and India’s star wrestler Bajrang Punia was trailing 0-2 in his 65kg final against Mongolia’s Tulga Tumur Ochir at the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome.

For the better part of 5 minutes, 30 seconds, Bajrang was concentrating on defending – especially his legs. There were attacking moves, but few and far between. With time running out, Bajrang went for the broke in the last 30 seconds. A lightning move that caught Ochir off-balance resulted in a takedown and handed Bajrang two points, levelling the score at 2-2. For the final few seconds, Bajrang defended well and the match ended in a tie. But since the last scoring point came from Bajrang, he was declared the winner on ‘criteria’.

With the win, Bajrang regained the world No. 1 ranking in the 65kg category. The 27-year-old was placed second in the world rankings before the event.

“I am happy to get some tournament competition under my belt. Wrestling is a contact sport; therefore during these times, I am feeling lucky to be able to compete,” Bajrang told TOI before embarking on the flight back to India.

“Overall, the tournament was very competitive. I had to work hard to win the matches. The Mongolian wrestler, who was my opponent in the final, has also qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. It was a tough match and I got to know the areas I need work on.”

Bajrang had crushed former cadet world champion Selim Kozan of Turkey 7-0 in his opening encounter. He faced stiff competition from USA’s Joseph Christopher McKenna in the semifinal but prevailed 6-3 in the end. In all three matches, Bajrang’s “improved” leg defence came to the fore. “During the lockdown phase as well as after it, I have worked hard on my leg defence. Also, my training at the Michigan University in USA late last year has really helped me,” he said.

Bajrang will now be back in the national camp but wants to train abroad before the Asian Wrestling Championships, scheduled to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from April 9 to 11.


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