Policemen transfered on Goa CM's instructions: Social activist
An application moved under Right to Information Act (RTI) by a social activist have exposed Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat's interference in the transfer of four police officers.india Updated: Oct 08, 2009 21:53 IST
An application moved under Right to Information Act (RTI) by a social activist have exposed Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat's interference in the transfer of four police officers.
The file noting made by then Goa Director General of Police B S Brar mentions that Goa Chief Minister had requested to transfer four police officers from their existing postings.
The notings were made available to social activist Aires Rodrigues responding to his application under RTI.
"Placed in the file at page 38/c is a letter dated 25-02-2008 received from special secretary (Home) enclosing herewith a note from Chief Minister of Goa requesting to issue transfer orders in respect of police officers mentioned at serial number one to four," DGP's note reads.
Superintendent of Police (headquarters) Vishram Borkar in his noting too had clearly mentioned that the transfers are done after the letter from the Chief Minister.
Rodrigues, who had dug out the information under RTI, said that such a political interference is a violation of Supreme Court order which had slammed political interference in the police transfers.
When contacted, Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat, said that he does not remember sending any such request.
"I might have send. I sign so many files everyday, how can I remember everything," he said replying to a question. "If there is a letter with my signature then it may be true," he added.