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West Bengal Assembly Election | ECI orders transfer of DGP Virendra

Expressing reservations over the ECI’s decision, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy said that the commission is doing what the BJP wants to do

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday transferred West Bengal DGP Virendra and P.V. Appointed Neerajayan as the new DGP. Mr. Nirjanarayan is a 1987 batch IPS officer and has served in the CBI. In its order, the ECI stated that Mr. Virendra should not be given any post which directly or indirectly relates to the conduct of elections.

The Election Commission ordered West Bengal DGP Virendra to be transferred before the state elections.

The Election Commission ordered West Bengal DGP Virendra to be transferred before the state elections. | Photo courtesy: Special arrangement

The transfer of senior-most police officer to ECI’s ADGP (Law and Order) Javed Shamim and Jagmohan just days after being appointed to the post, acknowledges the importance. Mr. Shamim was appointed DGP, Fire Services.

Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy objected to the ECI’s decision, saying that the commission is doing what the BJP wants it to do.

The BJP, however, welcomed the development. “We have always said that law and order has collapsed. Party spokesman Samik Bhattacharya said that more than 130 of our workers were killed and the police is a mute spectator.

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