Within hours of assuming workplace, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday initiated a significant reshuffle within the police hierarchy, transferring 29 top-level police officers, principally those that had been shifted by the Election Commission previous to the polls.
Among the top-level officers who’ve been introduced back to their former positions are DG Virendra, ADG (Law and Order) Jawed Shamim and DG Security Vivek Sahay, an order issued this night stated.
The authorities additionally suspended Debashis Dhar, SP of Cooch Behar district the place 4 individuals had been killed in CISF firing throughout polling on April 10 within the Sitalkuchi constituency.
Banerjee has already ordered a CID probe into the incident.
Dhar was changed by Okay Kannan who had been despatched to OCW (officer-on-compulsory-waiting) throughout the election.
Virendra, who was transferred by the EC, has been reinstated to his former place.
Neeraj Nayan Pandey, who had been made the DG instead of Veerendra, was now posted as DG (Fire Services).
Similarly, ADG (Law and Order) Jagmohan has been transferred to the civil defence and Jawed Shamim who was moved out by the fee for alleged police excesses throughout a Left rally has been introduced back because the ADG (Law and Order).
In a separate order, Vivek Sahay, former DG Security, who was removed by the ballot panel alleging lapse in safety preparations of the chief minister after she was injured in a rally in Purba Medinipur district, has been introduced back to his former place.
Gyanwant Singh who labored as ADG Security throughout the election bought back his earlier publish and he has been given the extra duty of ADG and IGP of the Armed Police.
Another transferred officer Sanjay Singh, officer-on- compulsory-waiting, has been posted as ADG and IG of Western vary.
In the morning, the chief minister had indicated that she was not proud of the ”inefficiency” of the police in several areas.
“The administration was not under my control for the last three months. It was under the control of the Election Commission. There is some inefficiency. We will take decisions regarding this soon,” she had stated.
The state house division, along with this, has made some important transfers like bringing back Monoj Verma because the commissioner of Barackpore Commissionerate.
Verma was transferred from Barackpore and was made IG of Counter Insurgency Force by the fee.
Similarly, Mitesh Jain who was made the commissioner of Asansol-Durgapur Commissionerate has been despatched to obligatory ready.
Ajay Thakur, presently posted as DIG, CID within the state police, was introduced in his place.
Two extra commissioners had been transferred.
Gourav Sharma presently working as Commissioner of Chanadannagar Police Commissionerate has been despatched to Siliguri Police Commissionerate as commissioner and Arnab Ghosh, presently posted as member secretary of West Bengal Police Reform Board, has been made the commissioner of Chandannagar in his place.
DIG, Barasat vary, Mukesh has additionally been despatched to officer-on-compulsory ready.
The authorities has transferred the SPs of 16 districts.
Among them are some officers who had been shunted by the fee throughout the election.
Bhola Nath Pandey who was transferred by the fee following the assault on BJP president J P Nadda’s convoy in Diamond Harbour has been made SP of Alipurduar.
Soumya Roy who was transferred as his spouse was contesting the election has been introduced back as SP Howrah (Rural).
Meanwhile, the federal government despatched Rahul Majumdar who’s presently posted as joint secretary on the Chief Minister’s Office because the DM of Purulia district instead of Abhijit Mukhopadhyay.
Mukhopadhyay was despatched to OCW within the personnel and administrative reforms division within the state secretariat.