Lucknow: With just three days left for Uttar Pradesh DGP RK Tiwari to retire, speculations have gained momentum regarding the next DGP.

The Annexe Bhawan and DGP office are abuzz with talks on who will be the next DGP from October 1. However, DGP (law and order) Brijlal is ahead in the race.

According to senior officials, the Chief Minister will appoint any of the IPS officers on Central deputation in the state.

Now, it is being awaited as to who will become the DGP among Brijlal, DG (Home Guard) Dev Raj Naagar, DG (Prevention of Corruption Cell) Atul and Special DG (Fire) SK Gupta.

Speculations are rife that Brijlal is expected to be the next DGP as he has faithfully fulfilled every obligation of the state government. Besides, he has strong chances as per his seniority.

When contacted, Chief Secretary said, there is still time and the decision will be taken soon.

JPN/Bureau