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EC transfers seven police officers in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The on Monday transferred seven police officers in West Bengal, a day before the third phase of polls in the state.

According to a notification issued by the EC, three police officers in district, two police officers in district, a in North 24 district besides the SDPO of Bishnupur in district have been transferred.

"The officers being transferred are not to be involved by the in any election-related duties," the notification said.

IC Raghunathganj Saikat Roy, IC Farakka Uday Shankar Ghosh, SI Shamsherganj Bidhan Haldar in district, of station and Rajshekhar Mukherjee of station in district have been removed by the EC, the notification said.

Besides Sukamal Kanti Das, the SDPO of Bishnupur in district, Krishnendu Ghosh, IC Bijpur in North 24 district was also transferred by the Commission.

It also requested the Chief Electoral "to ensure that the officers transferred must be relieved forthright, without waiting for the reliever, by handing over charge to the officer, whom they report to."

So far, the Commission has transferred nearly 12 police officers, including Anuj Sharma and replaced him by Dr

It had also transferred Bidhannagar city police Gyanwant Singh and removed the Superintendents of Police in Birbhum and Diamond Harbour districts.

The transfer of the senior police officers had drawn the ire of who had alleged that it was done at the "behest" of the opposition BJP leaders.

Prior to the second phase of polling in three Lok Sabha constituencies of Darjeeling, Raiganj and Jalpaiguri, the EC had transferred Malda SP Arnab Ghosh.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 14:25 IST