“We have issued an order to transfer back 498 police head constables to their original positions,” said deputy inspector general of police Ravindra Yadav. Most of the policemen transferred were either serving in their home district or at the same police station for more than 5 years.
Just before the elections, in a transfer order issued, 84 PSIs were transferred. In another order issued by the police headquarters, 498 head constables and 108 assistant sub-inspectors were also transferred. “We have not issued any order to revert the 84 PSIs and 108 assistant sub-inspectors,” sources in police department said.
The transfer orders were issued after the police establishment board decided that they should strictly follow the Election commission guidelines.
It may be recalled that, agitated over the transfer of 498 policemen, family members of policemen demanded cancellation of the transfer order. The family members, under the banner of family members of policemen (FMP) submitted a memorandum to the state election commission to cancel the transfer of 498 policemen.