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Chhattisgarh: Cong, BJP spar over SP's transfer for not obeying minister's order

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government on Wednesday transferred Sukma's of Police (SP) for not following Kawasi Lakhma's order of transferring an posted in district.

The transfer of the IPS has now triggered a political row in the state with the BJP hitting out at the ruling for its "Goonda Raj" while the latter defended the move by its

The state excise Lakhma in a February 15, 2019 dated letter directed Shukla to transfer Surendra Pambhoi from acting Thana in-charge of Phulbagdi, to thana prabhari of Tongpal.

In the reply to that letter, Shukla had refused to execute the transfer, stating that it was the responsibility of the district of police to maintain the law and order and it is only his exclusive right to transfer any personnel.

This incident has fuelled a war of words between the party and the BJP. The BJP has hit out at the government for not letting police function the way it is meant to while the Congress has defended its minister.

BJP hit out at the government accusing it of not letting the police function. He said, "This is Gunda raj, an SP is not being allowed to work. His work has always been appreciated. Just because he raised his concern he has been transferred. This is sad."

Hitting back at the BJP, Congress said, "People who were transferred as per the whims and fancies of RSS are being removed. BJP is unnecessarily doing in this matter."

This is Shukla's second transfer ever since the Congress formed the government in the state in December last year.

An of the 2013 batch, is now attached with police headquarters. He was posted in Narayanpur before

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 07:52 IST