Panaji: The Goa government today
reshuffled eight officers of the rank of Superintendent of
Police (SP) in a major exercise.
IPS officer Vijay Singh will head the Anti Narcotics
Cell (ANC), which had no full time officer heading it, after
the instances of nexus between policemen and drug peddlers
came to the light in the recent past.
A Personnel department official stated that the
exercise has also taken care of the additional charges being
given to various SPs, including Arvind Gawas, who was given
charge of departments of North Goa district and Traffic.
Another SP, Atmaram Deshpande, who recently hit the
controversy due to his statements against tribals, is shunted
to Traffic cell.
Deshpande was heading Special Branch (SB) which looks
after intelligence gathering in the state.
On May 25, several thousand tribals had held
demonstrations at Balli village. The agitation turned violent
killing two tribal leaders
Deshpande, who headed SB, refused to accept that the
incident occurred due to intelligence failure and instead
claimed that the `tribals were drunk`.
SP Allan D`Sa is shifted from South Goa district to
Immigration (Airport) and is replaced by recently promoted SP
Waman Tari, who was an Assistant Commandant of India Reserve
Battalion, and also headed Tourist wing of police.
The charge of Coastal police stations was taken out
from SP Omprakash Kudtarkar and handed over to SP Tony
Fernandes, who hitherto headed Immigration (Airport) and
SP Shekhar Prabhudesai is transferred from Police
Training School, Valpoi, to Headquarters and Special Branch
and Vishram Borkar from the headquarters to Police Training