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Police transfers jump in election years; Haryana, UP lead the way: Report

Of 36 states and union territories (UTs) across the country, none had fully complied with police reforms ordered by the Supreme Court (SC) in 2006 with the aim to curb political interference

Indian policemen stand guard at a base camp for a Hindu pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath, where Hindu worship an ice stalagmite that they believe to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, near Pahalgam, in the Kashmir region
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In Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, 125 per cent and 121 per cent of senior superintendents of police (SSPs) and deputy inspector generals (DIGs) were transferred in less than two years, respectively, between 2007 and 2016, according to a new report.
This means that a single officer was transferred multiple times in two years. These states had the most transfers across India, said the report by Common Cause, a nonprofit.
Although the number of DIGs and SSPs prematurely transferred in 22 states across India reduced from 37 per cent in 2007 to 13 per cent in

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 8:35 AM IST

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