The Uttar Pradesh government has removed Home Guards Director-General Gopal Lal Meena, according to an official statement issued on Monday.
Director-General Jail Administration Anand Kumar has been given the additional charge of Home Guards while Meena is on the "compulsory waiting" list.
The move holds significance as a major scam recently surfaced in the Home Guards.
According to police, the pages of the duty muster-rolls of Home Guards were allegedly changed in the office of the Commandant and in August 2019, only 8 Home Guards out of 23 were deployed.
However, salaries of all the personnel were drawn and paid for both July and August 2019.
Police also found a huge gap in the entries made in the police general diary and muster roll during the cross-verification. Irregularities worth Rs 4,99,000 in salary payment were found.
Further investigations are on in the matter.
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