July 9, 2011 2:26:05 am
Soon after joining as the new Surat police commissioner,Rakesh Asthana gave transfer orders of over 300 police constables and head constables. Interestingly,the list includes a dead constable and three retired officers.
Bharia Vasava (53),who was serving as head constable was transferred to Udhna police station. Vasava had died on June 23 this year. Family members of Vasava said they had informed the Rander police officials about his death.
Ukardabhai,an Assistant Sub-Inspector with Limbayat police station,who had retired on June 30 was transferred to traffic cell,while another Assistant Sub-Inspector Bapu Thakrey and a head constable who had retired last month were transferred to Sachin GIDC police station and special branch respectively.
Police staffers who had recently been transferred by former police commissioner Shivanand Jha have also been transferred to new places by Asthana,said sources in the police department.
There has been a mistake and we will look into the entire issue. We will see which official is responsible for it. We will hold an inquiry and initiate action, said Asthana.
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