Bhubaneswar: A delegation State BJP leader led by party president Basant Panda today met Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Tripathy demanding transfer of two senior IPS officers – IG Amitabh Thakur and DIG Ashish Singh.
The party alleged that both the top cops were working at the behest of the State Government and hence, the transfer of these officers is necessary for free and fair Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
While Thakur is serving as the IG (Law and Order) Singh is posted DIG (Southern Range) Berhampur.
Earlier on several occasion, the saffron party also demanded the transfer of Ashish Singh from Berhampur. Before posted as the DIG (SR), Singh was serving as Berhampur and Ganjam SP for a couple of years.
BJP legislature party leader KV Singh Deo, party vice-president Sameer Mohanty, Manmohan Samal, Pitambar Acharya and Lekharshree Samantsinghar were the part the delegation.