Maharashtra government should explain stay on transfer of some IPS officers: Ex-CM Devendra Fadnavis
A day after carrying out a major reshuffle in the police force, the Maharashtra Home Department on Thursday stayed the promotion and transfers of five IPS officers.
Earlier, Dr Akun Sabharwal, a 2001 batch IPS officer, had served as the Director of Enforcement and Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise Department.
Dekka Kishore Babu, who was waiting for a posting, is Bidar SP and replaces Nagesh DL, who is transferred to CID. Arunangshu Giri, SP, ACB, Mysuru, is posted as Koppal SP.
Moreover, in the past month, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of 4 police personnel.
Stating that the Centre has the power to recall IPS officers, BJP Rajya Sabha member CM Ramesh on Friday claimed that soon there will be an overhaul of the State police.
Accepting the privilege motion, Council Chairman Basavaraj Horatti referred it to the Privileges Committee and asked the members to take up the issue after the winter session.
The office of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik formally announced the appointment of Bansal, a 1987 batch IPS officer, as the head of police force.
Senior IPS officers, ADGP M Ravi and ADGP Sandeep Rai Rathore, were on Friday posted as special officers for the formation of new commissionerates at Tambaram and Avadi, respectively.
In the wake of the spike in Covid cases, state police have deployed IPS officers to coordinate police enforcement as part of containment activities in all districts.
MoS Nityanand Rai attends passing out parade of 144 IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhai National Police Academy
178 candidates, including 144 IPS probationers and 34 foreign officer trainees passed out from the academy. Among them 33 are women, including 23 IPSs.
The officials -- Ajay Pal Sharma and Himanshu Kumar -- have been charged with allegedly lobbying to get a favourable postings.
Vanzara, a DIG-rank officer, was arrested on April 24, 2007, in connection with the alleged fake encounter of gangster Sohrabuddin Sheikh, whom the Gujarat Police claimed had links with LeT.