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Delhi Police claim transfers of top officers were routine

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 30, 2013
First Published: 23:48 IST(30/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:49 IST(30/4/2013)

The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, refuted interpretations that the transfer of two of its deputy commissioners were connected with recent rape incidents, terming these ‘allegations’ as having cast ‘unwarranted aspersions’ on their reputation.

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According to Rajan Bhagat, additional DCP and spokesperson, Delhi Police, the transfers of Chhaya Sharma, DCP (south) and Prabhakar, DCP (east) to Mizoram and to the Prime Minister’s security wing were routine in nature.

“Sharma was actually transferred to Mizoram in November 2011, almost a year prior to the December 16 gang rape incident, but on administrative grounds, the Union Home Ministry had issued a partial modification of their earlier order allowing her to continue in Delhi till December 2012,” Bhagat said.

“What is also significant is that not only did the said officer crack the case in no time, but has also successfully filed a chargesheet in the case with the trial now having proceeded to an advanced stage,” he added.

He said the Ministry was keen to retain her in Delhi for the next four months as it wanted her presence during the trial in the December 16 gang rape case.

However, he said, Sharma had requested that she be relieved earlier as a delay would hamper the education of her children.

The ministry agreed to her request, Bhagat said. “Even Prabhakar’s transfer was purely routine in nature as the officer had completed his tenure as DCP (east),” Bhagat said.


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