24 November, 2020


The police officers who did their jobs and were "rewarded" with punishment postings.

A.K. Chakravarty, DGP, Gujarat
He wrote to additional chief secretary Ashok Narayan, taking strong exception to four IPS officers being moved out for fulfilling their obligation to the Constitution. He "fears that the transfer of competent officers would demoralise the police force". He also called on chief minister Narendra Modi on the night of February 27 and "requested" him to ask his "troops" (VHP cadre) to exercise restraint.

Vivek Srivastava, SO, Kutch
Home minister Goardhan Zadaphiya, an appointee of VHP strongman Praveen Togadia, called him up and asked him to drop the charges against a local VHP and Sena leaders. Says he: "I was just doing my job as a police officer. But my sudden transfer as DCP (prohibition and excise) has come as a surprise. Earlier, we used to at least receive hints about impending transfers but this time I had no idea at all."

Rahul Sharma, SP,...


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