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Transfers of 50 police officers by Deshmukh under CBI lens: Sources

As per sources, all transfers that were made after the Police Establishment Board (PEB) meeting which took place in September 2020, are under the lens

SNS | New Delhi |

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigating corruption cases against Maharashtra former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, has allegedly found lapses in the transfers and postings of around 50 police officers in Maharashtra.

While probing the case, the CBI has found several discrepancies in the transfers and postings of many senior police officers in Maharashtra when during Deshmukh’s tenure as home minister.

As per sources, all transfers that were made after the Police Establishment Board (PEB) meeting which took place in September 2020, are under the lens.

As per the Maharashtra Police Act and Gazette of Maharashtra 2014, the PEB must meet before such high-profile transfers.

The PEB meeting is chaired by the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) while the Director-General of Police (DGP) and Inspector General of Police are vice-chairpersons. The meeting is attended by other senior police officers of Maharashtra and the final decision over transfers and postings is done.

(With inputs from ANI)