Are shuffle in the district police circle has been carried out days after Trinamul Congress leader Dilip Ram, husband of the Bandel panchayat pradhan, was shot dead from by BJP-backed goons on 29 June. Mr Ashit Mazumdar, MLA for Chinsurah, had at the time lashed out at the district police administration for their indifference and negligence towards the sharp rise in antisocial activities in the district.
He blamed the commissioner of police, inspector-incharge, Chinsurah and the officer-in-charge, Bandel for not taking appropriate steps against the anti-socials who had repeatedly issued life threats to Dilip Ram, The anti-socials, taking advantage of the indifferent and relaxed attitude of the district police administration targeted Dilip Ram and shot at him, Mr Mazumdar said.
Soon after the shooting, Mr Mazumdar said he had sent messages to the chief minister, Mamata Banerjee and senior Trinamul Congress leader Firad Hakim about the incident and the indifferent attitude of the police.
Taking serious note of the incident, the state administration promptly shifted the IC Chinsurah Mr. Nirupam Sen and OC Bandel.
On Monday evening, senior IPS officer Akhilesh Kumar Chaturvedi, the CP of Chandannagar commissionerate was removed from his post. Dr Humayun Kabir has been posted in his place.
Mr. Kabir has earned a reputation as an able officer for arresting dreaded criminals of Barrackpore.
Mr Kabir also played an important role in stopping border infiltration activities in Murshidabad.
Nitu Singh the widow of Dilip Ram, the slain Trinamul Congress leader, is however indifferent to the recent reshuffle in the district police circles after the shooting of her husband.
Nitu said, “Even though the state government has taken steps to strengthen the district police administration by carrying out necessary reshuffle, I stand by my demand for a CID investigation, I am eagerly waiting to meet our party supremo seeking her intervention for a fast and appropriate investigation so that the culprits do not get a chance to move about freely in the society.’’
Nitu Singh added that the state chief minister Mamata Banerjee has always asked the police administration in the state to work in an impartial manner without worrying about political colour, but there are many instances where unwanted political interference right from the councillor level have prevented the police from maintaining their approach of impartiality.