HC directs govt to reassess mass transfer of cops
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday
directed the government to reconsider en masse transfers of 75
police personnel in the state, saying it was in violation of
Disposing of a batch of petitions, Justice CT
Ravikumar directed the government to take a fresh
consideration on the transfer of police constables and head
constables after the new government took charge.
The government claimed that en masse transfers were
made on the basis of administrative exigencies.
The court said the transfers cloaking as
administrative exigency was "incorrect".
Earlier, the court had stayed the transfers but later
the stay was not extended and the transfers came into effect.
The judge said the transfers were in violation of
guidelines and it requires to be reconsidered.
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