28 - 09 - 2020

Cops escorting Badal Choudhury transferred for negligence of duty

Agartala, Dec 18,2019: Two police officers and two constable was transferred to remote police station of Dhalai district as they were held responsible for former PWD minister and scam-accused Badal Chowdhry's interaction with the media yesterday when he was heading for court.

Apart from this, following up the transfer of ASI Bidhan Chandra Roy and possibly realizing the other heads needed to roll, the AIG Sudipta Das also transferred by a separate order the court inspector Ranendra Narayan Sen to SP office of Dhalai . Two other constables who did duty in court yesterday. Gautam Das and Kallol Sharma have also been transferred to Dhalai with immediate effect.

 Bidhan Chandra Roy , an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the police unarmed branch who escorted Badal Chowdhury within the court premise from behind has been transferred today to remote Manikpur police station of Dhalai district. The transfer order slapped on the ASI has been signed by Sudipta Das (PS) in the office of assistant inspector general (AIG) of police . Sources in the police said that despite being low in the police hierarchy ASI Bidhan Chandra Roy is being held responsible for Badal Chowdhury's interaction with the media when he was being escorted to court.

Hapless Bidhan Chandra Roy was not available for comment but in an audio clip doing the rounds in social media he is quoted, supposedly without his knowledge,   as having said " I am deeply shocked as I do not know the reason for my transfer to a remote police station only two years ahead of my retirement; there were senior officers in front of the former minister to keep the media at bay and I as merely an ASI walking behind had nothing to do in the matter". In the audio clip he is also quoted, possibly beyond his knowledge, as having said that he will consider applying for voluntary retirement.