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Gujarat Govt yet to comply with EC orders

The Gujarat govt has not yet complied with the EC's order to transfer two SPs of Mehsana and Sabarkantha.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2002 19:39 IST

Gujarat caretaker Government led by Narendra Modi has not yet complied with the orders of the Election Commission on transfer of two superintendent of police of Mehsana and Sabarkantha districts.

The Election Commissionhad issued orders for transfer of Mehsana SP N D Solanki and Sabarkantha SP A K Sharma on the grounds that their presence would "not be conducive" for the poll process.

"The two officials have not yet been transfered. We have got Election Commission's instructions to transfer them immediately but their file is under process", Home secretary K Nityanandam told PTI on Saturday and refused to comment as to when a decision would be taken to clear the files relating to their transfers.

The Election Commissionin its letter to the state chief secretary had said that the presence of two SPs would "not be conducive to conduct free and fair elections in the state".

"These officials should be transferred forthwith and replaced by suitable officers," the Commission had directed.

In a strongly-worded letter, the Election Commissionhad directed the state government that these officials should not be given any election-related work, including maintenance of law and order.

First Published: Dec 07, 2002 17:05 IST