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Lucknow, Noida get their first police commissioners

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Lucknow: Sujeet Pandey, a 1994 batch IPS officer, will be the first Police Commissioner of Lucknow while Alok Singh has been appointed as Police commissioner of Noida.

The appointments were announced soon after the state cabinet approved the police commissionerate system in two districts of the state.

Sujeet Pandey is presently posted as additional director general of police, Allahabad zone and is a 1994 batch IPS officer.

Alok Singh is also an ADG rank officer and belongs to the 1995 batch IPS officer.

Both the officers have a non-controversial background and are known to be upright officers.

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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.

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New Delhi: The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana pronounced the order on a petition seeking issuance of fresh date for the execution of death warrants in the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital in December 2012.

Expressing satisfaction over the latest court order, Nirbhaya’s mother said, “I’m satisfied and happy. I hope the convicts will finally be hanged on March 3,” Asha Devi told mediapersons.

The case pertains to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

On January 31, a trial court had stayed “till further order” the execution of the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).

Of the four convicts, Pawan has not yet availed the remedy of either curative petition or mercy plea.

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