Mamata Banerjee Govt opposed the central govt move to recall three officers on central deputation. (Image credit: AITC website)

Mamata govt opposes recall of IPS officers

The Mamata Banerjee government has strongly opposed the ministry of home affairs decision to recall three IPS officers for the central deputations on the ground that once the state-cadre is allotted to the newly selected IAS and IPS officers the Centre can not transfer or shift any of them without the consent of the state concerned.

The West Bengal chief secretary and director general of police have refused to respond to the summon of ministry of home affairs on Dec 14. The state government said that as the law and order is the state subject the Centre can not interfere in its functioning. It quoted Article 312 of the Constitution to buttress its argument.

The Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee has even written a letter to the Prime Minister in this regard. The three IPS officer recalled are Rajiv Misra, Praveen Kumar and Bhola Nath Pandey to central deputations Misra is the IG, South Bengal, Pravin is the DIG and Bhola Nath the SP of Diamond Harbour.   

They were responsible for the security of the BJP president J P Nadda whose carcade was attacked on Thursday while he along with the Bengal in charge of the party Kailash Vijayvargiya and  former Union minister Mukul Roy were on way to Diamond Harbour to address public meeting

The incident raked up storm in the political circle with chief minister Mamata Banerjee accusing the BJP of hatching a conspiracy to destabilize her government.

The MHA earlier on Saturday recalled the three IPS officers for the central deputations.

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