India, July 12 -- A total of 81 non-performing police personnel, including 47 from Varanasi zone, 29 in Kanpur range and five in Bulandshahr were forced into retirement, said officials.

Seven policemen each were retired in Kanpur city and Kanpur Dehat, four each in Etawah, Kannauj, Auraiyya and three in Fatehgarh, said IG (Kanpur range) Mohit Agarwal.

"This process will continue. More policemen who have been tarnishing the image of the department will be given compulsory retirement. Not only policemen 50 years or above, even those below that age limit will be removed under different provisions," he said.

The non performing cops were identified by a screening committee that comprised Agarwal, SSP (Kanpur) Anant Deo and SP (Kannauj) Amre...