The Election Commission on Sunday ordered transfer of nine officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) and 12 of the state police service in Punjab, ahead of the February 4 assembly polls.
The IPS officers are Jitendra Jain, who has been posted as inspector general of police (IGP), crime; Amit Prasad as IGP, counter-intelligence; Lok Nath Angra as IGP, operations, armed battalion, Jalandhar; PS Umrangal as IGP, modernisation, at Chandigarh; SK Asthana as IGP, law and order; Gurpreet Singh Gill to the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB), Patiala; and Surendra Lamba as additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) at Ludhiana.
Also on the IPS transfer list are Bhagirath Meena, who now becomes ADCP, headquarters, Amritsar; and Gurmit Singh Chauhan, AIG, counter intelligence.
The PPS officers who have got new posts are Narinder Bhargava as commandant, Third IRB, Ludhiana; Rupinder Singh as SSP, economics offence wing, vigilance, Ludhiana; Darshan Singh as commandant of Second CDO Batallion; Ravinder Kumar Bakshi as SSP, vigilance, Amritsar; Manmohan Kumar as AIG, vigilance, posted at Chandigarh; Mukhwinder Singh as DCP, investigations, Jalandhar; and Rachhpal Singh as AIG, crime, at Chandigarh; besides Sandeep Sharma, who has now been posted as DCP at Jalandhar.
Also from the PPS, Jatinder Singh has been posted as commandant, Sixth IRB, at Ladha Kothi, Sangrur; Sarabjeet Singh as AIG, crime, at Chandigarh; Ravinder Pal Singh as SP, headquarters, Kapurthala; and Des Raj as SP, headquarters, Bathinda.