30 October, 2020

Up, Out Of The Way

The DGP’s transfer to a sinecure in Delhi reeks of motives narrowly political

Cop Out Of Favour
P.C. Thakur
Photograph by PTI
Up, Out Of The Way
outlookindia.com
2016-04-27T10:24:24+05:30

Crosscurrents

  • Chief Minister Anandiben Patel not contesting the next election in 2017
  • BJP worried over the fallout of the Patidars’ agitation
  • Police officers loyal to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah placed in key positions in the state
  • New Delhi calls the shots
  • Thakur replaced as DGP by P.P. Pandey, who was in jail with Vanzara for the fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan

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The transfer of yet another Gujarat officer to New Delhi should hardly have been news. After all, many key pos­itions in the national capital have been held by Gujarat-cadre officers since Narendra Modi became prime minister. But when the transfer is from state DGP to DG (Fire Services, Civil Def­ence and Home Guards) and decided on without consulting the officer, and if the new DGP is an accused in cases of extra-judicial encounter out on bail, eyebrows are bound to be raised.  

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