Jaipur, 4 August: An IPS officer was transferred two days after he reopened the history sheet of the father of a Congress MLA in Rajasthan, who had allegedly been involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities.
Superintendent of Police, Jaisalmer, Pankaj Choudhary said: “As an officer of the state police department, I will soon be shifting to the new place.”
Mr Choudhary said he had reopened history-sheets against several persons, including the one against Gazi Fakir, father of Pokhran Congress MLA Saleh Mohammed, on 31 July after a spurt in crime in the golden fort city. He was transferred on 2 August.
Meanwhile, a bandh was observed today against alleged “untimely” transfer of the IPS officer from the district by the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan.
Businessmen, hoteliers, and tour operators led the shutdown and held a rally demanding revocation of the transfer order, police said.
The protesters alleged that the “honest and dedicated” officer, who had cracked down on crime, had been deliberately transferred under political pressure to Kishangarh in Ajmer as Police Training Services Commandant, said Mr Kailash Meghwal, in-charge of special police branch.     pti