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Frying pan to fire, says IPS officer

Calcutta, Feb. 4: Nazrul Islam, the IPS officer whose petition prompted the Central Administrative Tribunal to set aside appointments of senior police officers, today described the change of regime in Bengal as falling “from the frying pan into the fire”.

“From the frying pan we have fallen into the fire. I don’t need to give too many examples to prove what I am saying,” Islam said at the launch of a special issue of a magazine Udaar Aakash at the Kolkata Book Fair.

He shared the dais with CPM leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah and Sunando Sanyal, who has turned a Mamata Banerjee baiter after initially supporting her call for change.

Yesterday, the central tribunal quashed the appointments of five IPS officers to the post of director-general of police, including state police chief G.M.P. Reddy.

Islam had complained to the tribunal that the five officers superseded him, while he remained an additional director-general.