Senior police officer transferred for moral policing

Facing severe criticism on account of moral policing in the wake the raids in Malad suburbs, the Maharashtra government on Friday shunted out a top police officer and posted him in Nanded.

Additional Commissioner of Police (North Region) Fateh Singh Patil, under whose are his jurisdiction, the Madh Island and Aksa beach came, was transferred to Nanded in Marathwada region.

Though the government denied any connection with the raids, Singh has been in the line of fire for the arrests of 61 people for “indecency” in public and also for the Malvani hooch tragedy in which 104 people  lost their lives.

 Besides, he was also handling the investigations of the dowry harassment case involving Radhe Maa.

As a matter of fact, after the raids last week, Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria too faced lots of criticism in social media. Maria had ordered a probe into the entire episode.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio, too has been concerned over the image of the police and the issue of moral policing.

Maharashtra government officials said that Nanded required an officer of the rank of Inspector General, however, Patil was suited and the post was downgraded to the rank of the Deputy Inspector General.

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