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Petition of IPS Nazrul Islam delivers a jolt to Mamata government

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, February 03, 2014
First Published: 17:00 IST(3/2/2014) | Last Updated: 17:01 IST(3/2/2014)

The central administrative tribunal in West Bengal has struck down the promotion of five director generals of Bengal police in response to a petition filed by IPS Nazrul Islam.


Islam, who is currently the additional director general of police (provisioning) was once close as to chief minister Mamata Banerjee. But the two later fell out over a a host of governance issues including especially on matters of development of the minorities.

Those who will be affected by the verdict of the CAT include G M P Reddy, director general and inspector general of police (the top boss of state police), Raj Kanojia, DG (state armed force), Anil Kumar DG (Welfare), R J S Nalwa DG and commandant general home guards and Vijay Kumar, DG (enforcement branch).

The verdict has come as a humiliation to the as all the DGs have been struck down by the order. During the hearing over the past few months, it was becoming clear that the state government was increasingly being pushed to the wall.

Islam has already been approached by the Aam admi Party and the Congress to become its member in the state. Islam is supposed to retire on February 28.

According to his current plans, he will launch a campaign throughout the state through a platform against the Mamata Banerjee government.

He recently wrote a 76-page confidential letter to the chief minister alleging she is leading a gang of criminals and that honest police officers don't have any scope of functioning under her.

He has also written a series of books against the government.

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