GUWAHATI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday decided to keep the transfer and posting of at least 18 Assam Police officials in abeyance till further orders.
The ECI order came after it found the Assam government issuing the transfer orders of these police officials on Friday, hours after the Commission announced the poll dates for Assam and other states with which the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct has come into force immediately.
In a press statement, the ECI said, “It has come to the notice of Commission that Govt. of Assam has, on 26th February 2021, ordered the transfer of 12 IPS and 6 APS officers. The Commission has therefore decided to keep the transfer/posting of these police officers in abeyance till further orders.”
On Friday evening, the state government ordered the transfer of top Assam Police officials- Dilip Kumar Dey, Lachit Barua, Rounak Ali Hazarika, Rana Bhuyan, Devojyoti Multharjee and Rafiul Alam Laskar (all Deputy Inspector General of Police) besides several APS officials.
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