IPS officer Mukul Goel named new DGP of UP

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday named Mukul Goel, a 1987-batch IPS officer, the new Director General of Police.

Goel, who is currently on deputation and serving as the additional director general of Border Security Force (BSF) in Delhi, replaced Hitesh Chandra Awasthy, who retired from the services on Wednesday.

As per information, his deputation is to end in November, this year. Therefore, he would need permission for “premature repatriation” from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) before he could take charge as the UP DGP. He is due to retire in February 2024.

A native of Muzaffarnagar district, Goel moved to Delhi on deputation in 2016 as IG, BSF. That was his second term on deputation. Earlier, in 2007, Goel had similarly served on deputation before returning to his parent cadre in 2012.

Goel was among several IPS officers who were suspended by the erstwhile Mayawati government for alleged irregularities in police recruitment. They were later reinstated by the then government and the case was closed.

Goel had earlier served UP Police in various capacities. He held the post of ADG (Law and Order) in 2013 after riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar and neighbouring districts.

He also held the post of ADG (CB CID) and ADG (Railway) before going on deputation in 2016.

He also served as police chief of several districts, including Mainpuri, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Saharanpur and Meerut. He was posted as DIG in Kanpur, Agra and Bareilly…

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