In Mumbai, the tension between the Shiv Sena and the NCP over the transfer of police officers seems to be building. On July 2, a transfer order of 10 DCP level officers was issued, but on Sunday, it was overturned by the Police Commissioner Office.
On July 2, 10 DCP officers were transferredPolice commissioner’s office canceled decision on SundayNo change was made on the orders of 2 out of 10 officers
The conflict between the ruling allies Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra seems to be growing in the state. The matter is about the transfer of police officers.
The Police Commissioner Office of Mumbai on Sunday, 2 July, issued an order to overturn the transfer order of 10 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP).
In the transfer order issued on July 2 in the state, DCP was transferred from zone and crime branches and some of them from non-executive branches to executive branches.
CM office was not aware
However, this has again led to a dispute between Shiv Sena and NCP. According to sources, the transfer order was approved by the Home Department, but the Chief Minister’s Office (CM Office) was not taken in the loop.
A source associated with this development even said that the CM Office had no information about the transfer and it was approved by the Home Department. In Mumbai , Maharashtra, the Ministry of Home Affairs is with NCP and Home Minister Anil Dekhmukh.
On Sunday afternoon, the order signed by the Joint Police Commissioner (JCP), Administration and Administrative Officer of the Commissioner of Police (CP) canceled the transfer order issued on July 2, as per the order of the state government.
While DCP Abhinash Kumar and DCP Niyati Thakkar Dave, who had come on central deputation and were relieved of their responsibilities, were handed over the charge to DCP N Ambika and DCP Prannoy Ashok.
However, the order sparked controversy among the ruling allies in the state and the transfer order was canceled with immediate effect, following instructions from the CM office by Sunday afternoon. These officers who have been transferred have been asked to return to their previous postings.
Case brought to the notice of CM
On behalf of Shiv Sena in the state, a senior minister says that this transfer order was brought to the notice of the Chief Minister (Uddhav Thackeray) after which this order was canceled.
Out of the transfer orders of 10 DCP officers issued on July 2, the transfer orders of 8 were canceled on Sunday. Whereas the 2 DCPs who went on central deputation have been omitted. The transfer and now cancellation of senior police officers has led to confusion on why they were transferred again