Kerala police chief Lokanath Behera demotes 11 DSPs in massive restructuring exercise

The disciplinary action was taken against officers facing allegations and internal probes.  

Kerala police chief Lokanath Behera demotes 11 DSPs in massive restructuring exercise
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police Chief and Director General of Police (DGP) Lokanath Behera on Saturday recommended the transfers of 11 Deputy Superintendents of Police, currently posted as Circle Inspectors. 

The disciplinary action was taken against officers facing allegations and internal probes, reported news agency ANI.

Another 26 senior circle inspectors have been promoted as DSPs. 

“The state police chief shall take urgent necessary steps to accord them posting orders in the cadre of Inspector of Police,” Kerala Government said in a statement.

In a massive restructuring exercise, that comes ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election. The state, however, noticed that the officers were being transferred temporarily.

Disciplinary action was also initiated against officers who were facing internal inquiries and allegations, added the statement.

“The above officers shall join the stations to which they are posted immediately and furnish the reports of the transfer of charge to the government without fail. The state police chief shall furnish the compliance report of this order to government within 15 days without fail,” the statement said. 

With agency inputs