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Ahead of assembly polls, 57 IPS officers transferred, promoted in Gujarat

The transfers and promotions were announced just a few months ahead of the assembly election.

india Updated: Oct 01, 2017 14:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ahmedabad
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Many Gujarat Police officials were transferred by the home department on Saturday. (HT file photo / Representational)

In a major reshuffle, the Gujarat home department has transferred 57 IPS officers and four state police service officers, among whom some have been given promotions.

The department issued a notification on Saturday announcing the transfers and promotions in the state, where assembly elections are due later this year.

Pramod Kumar, director general of police (armed units), Gandhinagar, was transferred on the vacant post of director general, civil defence and commandant general (home guards), Ahmedabad. He will continue to hold the additional charge of DGP (armed units).

Additional DGP (P&M) Vinod Mall was transferred as ADGP (police reforms), while ADGP (state crime record bureau) Sanjay Srivastava was transferred as ADGP (technical devices) at Gandhinagar.

As many as 12 officers on the rank of inspector general of police (IGP) were also transferred. Officers were transferred in Ahmedabad, Kutch-Bhuj, Surat, Bhavnagar, Anand and Kutch-West among other places.

First Published: Oct 01, 2017 14:02 IST