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IPS Ankit Mittal suspended over alleged love affair and misconduct

IPS Ankit Mittal of Uttar Pradesh cadre has been suspended over allegations of extra marital affair and misconduct towards his wife

IPS Ankit Mittal has been over allegations of misconduct with his wife and complaints of extramarital affair.

Mittal was earlier removed from the post of SP Gonda and was sent to Training Centre after the complaints. 

“Now he has been suspended when complaints were verified,” said a senior IPS officer.

What is the case?

Ankit Mittal is 2014-batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is married to the daughter of former DG police of Uttar Pradesh Gopal Gupta. In December 2013 when Ankit Mittal was posted as SP Gonda, his wife levelled allegations of extra marital affair and misconduct towards her. The shunted Mittal to Training Centre and constituted an enquiry into the matter. The enquiry was conducted by DG Training, who found the allegations right. During the enquiry it was found that Ankit Mittal took her girl friend along with him on an official tour. On the basis of factual reports, Uttar Pradesh government suspended Ankit Mittal. Sources said that Mittal has been seen with his female friend on several occasions.

The government has further ordered a departmental inquiry into the matter to ensure a thorough investigation. The inquiry will go into the specifics of the misconduct and the nature of his ‘relationship' with the female friend, providing a detailed report on the allegations.

Ankit Mittal has a controversial past

This is it the first time Ankit Mittal has come under the radar of government. In March 2021 when Mittal was posted as SP of Chitrakoot, he had faced allegation of fake encounter of wanted gangster Bhalchandra Yadav, who was carrying a reward of ₹25,000. A local ordered police to register an FIR against SP Mittal and others on suspicion of fake encounter. The government initiated enquiry in the matter and is under .

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