'Controversial' officer shunted out of Gulbarga

The State government has, at last, transferred Mohammed Wazir Ahmed, Inspector General of Police, Eastern Range, Gulbarga and appointed him IGP, Training, Bangalore. 

There was lot of pressure on the government from various quarters, including the BJP, to transfer Wazir from Gulbarga as he was in the news for all the wrong reasons, following the encounter with Munna Darbadar, which claimed the life of police inspector Mallikarjun Bande. 

Earlier, the government had ordered a CID probe into the killing of Bande in the encounter, but refused to transfer Wazir. The BJP had been arguing that lower rank officials in the police department would not be able to probe into the case unless Wazir was transferred. 

Bande’s wife had alleged that Wazir was responsible for the killing. Home Minister K J George told reporters that the investigation into the killing is in the final stages and the report will reach the government soon. The government has also transferred a host of other IPS officers. 

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The government has appointed K S R Charan Reddy, IPS, as Inspector General of Police, Special Investigation Team, Karnataka Lokayukta, in the newly created post. Reddy has also been given additional charge of the post of IGP, Vigilance, Water Resources Department, Bangalore. 

The other IPS officers who have got new postings are  - Amar Kumar Pandey, ADGP, Internal Security Division, Bangalore; T Suneel Kumar, ADGP, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement, Bangalore; C H Pratap Reddy, IGP & Secretary, Home Dept; Dr Suresh Kunhi Mohammed, IGP, North Eastern Range, Gulbarga. 

Seemant Kumar Singh, IGP, Western Range, Mangalore; Dr Ram Nivas Sepat, SP, Bijapur; Ajay Hilori, SP, Kolar; Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat, SP, Koppal; S D Saranappa, SP, Dakshina Kannada and K T Balakrishna, SP, Gadag.

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