BELAGAVI: Here is some good news for police personnel. Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy has promised that no police personnel on field would be transferred within two years of their posting.
Speaking to reporters after reviewing progress in the Northern Range here on Saturday, he said the transfer system would be changed from a minimum of a year service in a place to two years, which would enable the investigating personnel to complete their task. Most cases witness a setback when the chief or other investigating officers are transferred in the middle. The new transfer system would be implemented soon, he added.
Over journalist Gauri Lankesh killing case, the minister said the SIT is capable of handling the case. It has already rounded up a few suspects. He said there was no need to handover the case to CBI. Even after four years, the CBI, has not yet traced the killers of Narendra Dabolkar and Govind Pansare. So, how can it do so in the Gouri case, he said.
With BJP leader Jagadish Shettar alleging that the state is planning to use the Anti-Corruption Bureau to raid Income Tax officials working here, he said the comment was based on assumption. The government never indulges in hate politics, and there is no truth to Shettar’s statement. He said to maintain peace in the state, heads of the department have been instructed to keep an eye on anti-social elements.
To a question on preventing Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) from observing Karnataka Rajyosthava as ‘Black Day’ on November 1, he said the organisation observes black day against the Central government and not against the state. He said condition-based permission would be given to the organisation and cases would be filed if norms are violated.
Guard of honour
Earlier, the minister, who visited the district for the first time after assuming office, was presented a guard of honour on the premises of the police complex in which all the senior officials were present.