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Election Commission orders transfer of Malda police chief Arnab Ghosh

The EC also made it clear to the state government that Ghosh should not be put on election duty

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Saturday ordered the transfer of the police chief in West Bengal, just days ahead of the April 23 Lok Sabha polls in the district.

The Commission asked the state government to shunt out as SP, Malda, and replace him with Ajoy Prasad, who is heading a state armed police battalion.

The also made it clear to the state government that Ghosh should not be put on

goes to polls on April 23 in phase three of Lok Sabha Recently, when the poll watchdog had transferred some senior police officials, state Chief Minister had accused it of working as a "tool" of the BJP-led government at the Centre.

Rejecting the allegation, the had said it was well within its rights to transfer officials during election period.

First Published: Sat, April 20 2019. 19:30 IST