Guwahati: The Election Commission of India on Friday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Assam to transfer Sushanta Biswa Sarma from the post of Superintendent of Police of Goalpara district.
In an official notice to the State’s CEO, the EC ordered the transfer of Sushanta Biswa from Goalpara “to some suitable post in State headquarters”.
“The commission has directed that Shri Veera Venkata Rakesh Reddy, IPS shall be posted as Superintendent of Police, Goalpara with immediate effect,” the order stated.
The district of Goalpara will go to the polls on the third phase of assembly election to be held on April 6, 2021.
It is to be known that Sushanta is the brother of minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has been barred from campaigning for 48 hours ahead of the final phase of assembly election.
Sarma has been barred for allegedly threatening to send political rival Hagrama Mohilary to jail by using the National Investigation Agency (NIA).