Four district chief cops transferred
Four district police chiefs were transferred in Bengal on Monday amid buzz that it was done keeping 2021 Assembly elections in mind.
District superintendents of police Darjeeling, Hooghly (rural), Cooch Behar and Baruipur were transferred through a notification issued by the state home department.
Darjeeling SP Amarnath K. has been transferred as superintendent, special task force, in Bengal police. Nimbalkar Santosh Uttamrao, earlier Cooch Behar police chief, replaced Amarnath in Darjeeling. Mohammad Sana Akhtar, commandant, first battalion of the eastern frontier rifles, has been posted as Cooch Behar SP.
Tathagata Basu has become deputy commissioner New Town, Bidhannagar police commissionerate. Amandeep, earlier in Barrackpore police as deputy commissioner, has replaced Basu as Hooghly (rural) SP.
Kamnasish Sen, earlier posted in Bidhannagar commissionerate, has been posted as superintendent of Baruipur police district, replacing Rashid Munir Khan. Khan has been posted as deputy commissioner (south suburban division) in Calcutta police.
Though the home department dubbed these “routine transfers”, an official said it was apparent that these were done keeping polls in mind. “The government would not want any tension in these districts before or during the elections,” he said.
Monday’s transfers came less than a week after some of the senior officers, including director, security — the chief of chief minister's security — holding key positions in the administration were shifted.