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Jaipur police chief shifted out,lawyers call off strike

Soni was posted as director of Rajasthan Police Academy. Additional Commissioner,Biju George Joseph,will stand in as Commissioner for now.

Buckling under pressure from lawyers,the Rajasthan government late Friday transferred Jaipur Police chief BL Soni. Soon after,agitating lawyers called off their week-long strike.

This came after the government accepted the lawyers’ demands that included transfer of police officers who had allegedly used force to disperse a gathering of agitating lawyers last week.

Soni was posted as director of Rajasthan Police Academy. Additional Commissioner,Biju George Joseph,will stand in as Commissioner for now.

Additional SP Raghuveer Saini was transferred to Jaipur Discom,Yogesh Yadav was made SP,Security,RPA director Bhupendra Singh was made pro vice chancellor of Police University,Narayan Lal was made DCP,Crime,and Ravi was appointed DCP Jaipur West.

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The government also approved subsidised houses,pension and stipend for new lawyers. The state and the High Court will jointly decide whether a separate quota for Rajasthan will be allotted in National Law University,Jodhpur.

Clashes between lawyers and the police last week had left 75 lawyers and 37 police officials injured. The agitating lawyers were demanding welfare measures and had tried breaking barricades outside the Assembly. The lawyers then filed a PIL in the HC,which suggested removal of senior police officers so they would not influence the inquiry into the attacks on the lawyers.