Bangalore: In a reshuffle of senior
officials, Karnataka government on Friday transferred Lokayukta
ADGP Rupak Kumar Dutta as ADGP (Law and Order).
Dutta succeeds A R Infant, who has been promoted to
DGP grade and posted to Training wing.
Dutta`s transfer comes a day after the Supreme Court
dismissed a petition filed by two advocates who had challenged
the stay granted by the Karnataka High Court on complaints
filed by them against Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his
family under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The apex court, while dismissing the petition, asked the
High Court to consider the application moved by the
complainant, if any, for vacation of the stay not later than
Advocates Sirajin Basha and Prashant Kumar challenged the
March 29 Karnataka High Court order which had allowed the
petition filed by Yeddyurappa`s son-in-law Sohan Kumar.
Basha had sought directions to lift the stay on criminal
proceedings against Yeddyurappa and his family members in a
complaint case related to irregularities in denotification of
land. Sohan had challenged the lower court order for further
proceedings, including the Lokyukta probe, against them.
Meanwhile the state posted acting DGP and IGP S T Ramesh
as Chairman and Managing Director of Karnataka State Police
Ramesh, who is concurrently holding charge as DG and
IGP, was hitherto headed Training wing.
Harshavardhan Raju, ADGP, waiting for posting has been
Posted as ADGP (Recruitment and Training), Bhaskar Rao IGP and
Commissioner for Transport and Road Safety has been posted as
IGP (Anti-terrorist cell), Bangalore, a notification issued
K S R Charan Reddy DIG, under orders of transfer and
promotion as IGP, Eastern Range, Davanagere has been posted to
Internal Security Division in Bangalore.
Reddy`s transfer as IGP Eastern Range has been cancelled.
The government also transferred some IAS officials.
Subash Chandra Khuntia has been posted as Principal
Secretary to Government, PWD vice V Umesh transferred as
Principal Secretary Cooperation Department.
Amita Prasad, Principal Secretary, Cooperation Department
has been transferred as Principal Secretary, DPAR. Prasad will
continue to hold additional charge of the Post of Director
General, Administrative Training Institute, Mysore.