Police officers likely to stay in one posting for at least 2 years

The state government is considering increasing the minimum tenure of police officers at a place of posting from a year to two years to comply with the Supreme Court directions on police transfers, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said here on Saturday.

He was speaking to journalists after holding a review meeting with officers of the northern police range and the Belagavi police commissionerate.  To a question on political interference in police transfers, Reddy said police officers should be posted and transferred through the Police Establishment Board. “We will ensure there is no political interference and officials are posted in a non-political manner,” he added.

The minister dismissed the accusations by Jagadish Shettar, the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, that the government is “misusing” the ACB to harass income tax officials who raided Energy Minister D K Shivakumar.

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