A day after the transfers of two deputy commissioners of police were formalised,Delhi Police,in an official statement issued on Tuesday,refuted suggestions that the transfer of its two DCPs was connected to the incidents of rape.
The statement claimed that such reports in the media cast unwarranted aspersions on their reputation.
DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma was transferred to Mizoram and DCP (East) Prabhakar to the Prime Ministers Security Wing.
Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat said it would be factually incorrect to say that Sharmas transfer is linked with the gangrape of a 23-year-old woman on December 16 last year. He said she was transferred to Mizoram in November 2011, over a year prior to the gangrape incident.
But the Union Home Ministry issued a partial modification of their earlier order on administrative grounds,allowing her to continue in Delhi till December last year,Bhagat said.
It is also significant that not only did the officer crack the case in no time but filed a chargesheet in the case and has pursued the trial to an advanced stage successfully, he said.
Bhagat said the Ministry was keen to retain her in Delhi for the next four months as it wanted her presence during the trial in the December 16 gangrape case.
However,he said,Sharma requested that she be relieved earlier. She told the Ministry that a delay would hamper the education of her children as it would be difficult to get them admission in Mizoram later.
The Ministry agreed to her request,Bhagat said.
She also cracked the Deepak Bhardwaj case in record time. It is distressing to note that the media has linked her relieving order issued one year prior to the incident of December 16 to tarnish her reputation, he said.
Even the transfer of Prabhakar,DCP (East) was purely routine in nature as the officer had completed his normal tenure, Bhagat said.