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WB govt transfers DM for thrashing man in police station

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Alipurduar District Magistrate, Nikhil Nirmal, who courted controversy after a video went viral, in which he was seen thrashing a man inside a police station for allegedly making lewd comments at his wife on a social media platform, has been transferred.

Nirmal has been transferred to the post of managing director of the state Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation Ltd, a senior government said Thursday.

The 2011-batch had earlier been asked to go on leave for 10 days after the video surfaced on Monday.

Subhanjan Das will be the new Alipurduar DM, the said.

In the video that went viral, Nirmal and his wife were seen beating up the man inside station in the presence of the Inspector-in-Charge (IC).

The and his wife were also heard hurling abuses at the man in the video.

Various human rights organisations had strongly condemned the incident and demanded action against the DM and the IC of Falakata PS.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 10:45 IST