EC transfers Kolkata Police Commissioner

EC transfers Kolkata Police Commissioner

Anuj Sharma

Days ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Election Commission( EC) has asked the State Government to transfer Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma late on Friday.

EC has also transferred three other officers of State Police.

"I am directed to state that the Commission has taken a review of poll preparedness of the state of West Bengal. The Commission has decided to make following transfer/ posting with immediate effect in respect of West Bengal, " stated the EC's letter to the Chief Secretary of West Bengal.

Sharma has been replaced with Dr Rajesh Kumar currently ADG of Pollution Control Board.

"The decision of the Commission must be implemented with immediate effect and a compliance report in respect of joining of other officers be sent within 24 hours. The present incumbent officers being shifted not to be involved by the State Government in any election-related duties, " stated the EC'S letter.