Election Fee Transfers High Bengal Cop As Spouse Set To Contest Polls

Election Commission Transfers Top Bengal Cop As Wife Set To Contest Polls

New Delhi:

The Election Fee on Wednesday transferred Superintendent of Police, Howrah (Rural) Saumya Roy to a non-election associated publish since his spouse has been declared Trinamool Congress’s candidate for Sonarpur Dakshin meeting seat.

The ballot panel has now posted Shrihari Pandey, an IPS officer of 2011 batch, as SP, Howrah (Rural).

“It might be famous that the switch of the officer is predicated on a basic precept that shut family of energetic public representatives is probably not assigned such duties throughout elections, which can create any notion of biases/partiality,” the Election Fee informed the West Bengal chief secretary in a communication.

The ballot panel additionally requested him to substantiate that every one senior officers related with conduct of elections have given the certificates that they don’t seem to be a detailed relative of any of the contesting candidates within the present meeting election in West Bengal.

“If there’s any such case, it could be reported to the Fee instantly,” it stated.

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