The Bengal government, on Wednesday, sent two IPS officers of Bengal cadre, who received accolades from the public and the Election Commission for their role in the assembly polls, on compulsory waiting.
The two officers of Kolkata Police are joint commissioner (crime) Debasish Baral and deputy commissioner – II of the detective department, Nagendra Tripathi. Tripathi was replaced by the special superintendent of the state anti-corruption wing, Nilu Sherpa Chakrabarty.
Incidentally, chief minister Mamata Banerjee, had even before the polls ended, been vocal about the actions of some police officers of the state for allegedly resorting to excesses under the protection of the poll panel.
On Wednesday, the state government ordered reassignment of duties of 12 IPS officers and eight IAS officers. The major transfers of the IPS officers included postings of Gangeshwar Singh as additional director general of Intelligence Branch (IB), Adhir Sharma as additional director general (rail) and Dr Rajesh Kumar as the additional director general of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The director-general posts in IB, CID and costal security were abolished.
The transfer order of eight IAS officers had some surprises since five of them, who were transferred just 24 hours ago, were re-transferred again on Wednesday.
BP Gopalika, who was made principal secretary of municipal affairs and state refugee, relief and rehabilitation departments on Tuesday, was posted as principal secretary of food processing and horticulture department on Wednesday.
IAS officers who were retransferred within 24 hours included Subrata Biswas, new principal secretary of co-operation department, Onkar Singh Meena, new principal secretary of municipal affairs and health & family welfare departments, Pritha Sarkar, new additional secretary to health & family welfare department and Sanjay Bansal, the new Hooghly district magistrate.