Karnataka: Major IPS officers reshuffle

Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), August 3:-In the second major rejig in the police department in two days, the BJP government in Karnataka on Friday transferred seven top IPS officers, but cancelled two of them later.

Bhaskar Rao was appointed as the new Bengaluru police commissioner in place of Alok Kumar, who was transferred ‘with immediate effect’ to the Karnataka State Reserved Police as Additional Director General of Police, which Rao had held previously, an official notification said.

Alok Kumar had taken charge as Bengaluru Police Commissioner barely one and half months back, replacing T Suneel Kumar.

The government ordered the transfers of six other IPS officers Umesh Kumar, Hemant Nimbalkar, B R Ravikanthe Gowda, R Chethan, D Devaraja and Dr M Ashwini but cancelled the transfers of Umesh Kumar and Ravikanthe Gowda in the evening.

Umesh was transferred as Inspector General of Police of fire services, while Gowda was transferred as the Joint commissioner of police, Bengaluru West, the notification said.

On Thursday, the government had transferred 11 top IPS officers, including the intelligence chief.

It had also moved out both Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Mangaluru City Sandeep Patil and Hanumantharaya, who were involved in Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha’s death probe.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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