IPS officer Damayanti Sen is back with Kolkata police as Additional Commissioner (III) after seven years. Ajay Nanda another IPS officer has been appointed as the Inspector General (IG) of the newly created STF (Special Task Force) West Bengal, while Sunil Kumar Yadav, DC (Headquarters) Howrah, takes over as Superintendent of Police (SP) of the STF as the state government undertook a rejig in the state and city police forces.
Sen, who was with the state police as Inspector General, Administration, has been appointed the Additional Commissioner of police (III) in Kolkata Police replacing Mr Supratim Sarkar, who was shifted to the post of Additional Commissioner (Iv). Mr Sarkar replaced Mr Ashok Kumar Prasad, who has been appointed Inspector General of Police. Darjeeling. Meanwhile, Amit Javalgi, who was the Deputy Commissioner (Headquarters) of Bidhannagar Commissionerate earlier, will continue as the Special Superintendent of Police, Intelligence Branch (IB) of the state police.
Damayanti Sen returns to the city police headquarters at Lalbazar after seven long years in relative wilderness. The former head of the detective department (DD) of Kolkata police, was shifted from the city police echelon following the infamous Park Street gang-rape case in 2012 in connection with which the detective department had made several arrests despite the chief minister Mamata Banerjee characterising the incident as “fabricated”. She was shifted to the post of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of State police ( Training) just after the incident.