Pathak, man be­hind traf­fic plan, among cops shifted

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY | LG VS AAP -

New Delhi: The min­istry of home af­fairs on Thurs­day trans­ferred 1990-batch IPS of­fi­cer spe­cial com­mis­sioner Depen­dra Pathak, the chief spokesper­son of Delhi Po­lice, to An­daman and Ni­co­bar is­lands as direc­tor gen­eral of po­lice. The move may af­fect the am­bi­tious in­tel­li­gent traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem project which is at a crit­i­cal stage.

The cur­rent ADG at An­damans, Nuzhat Has­san, has been trans­ferred back to Delhi be­fore the com­ple­tion of her ten­ure. She had gone there last May. Her hus­band, Mo­hammed Taj Hasan, is with­out any post as of now. Both are likely to get posted as spe­cial com­mis­sion­ers in wings like ad­min­is­tra­tion and women safety.

Ta­jen­der Luthra, an­other 1990-batch IPS of­fi­cer, has been brought back to Delhi from Chandi­garh and 1989-batch of­fi­cer San­jay Bani­wal sent there. Spe­cial com­mis­sioner S K Gau­tam has been brought back to Delhi from Puducherry and 1989-batch of­fi­cer Sun­dari Nanda trans­ferred in his place.

In the com­ing days, Goa is likely to get a new DGP and Muk­tesh Chan­der, who was re­cently pro­moted, called back to Delhi Po­lice. Chan­der has been head­ing traf­fic ear­lier.

Sources said there are three prime con­tenders — Luthra, R P Upad­hyay and Satish Golcha — for the post of chief of law & or­der of south zone, which has been ly­ing va­cant for a fort­night. Luthra could also get Crime Branch or EOW. Spe­cial com­mis­sioner Praveer Ran­jan, who is cur­rently head­ing the in­tel­li­gence wing, may also get a plum post. The post of joint com­mis­sioner (Spe­cial Cell) is also ly­ing va­cant since M M Oberoi was pro­moted as spe­cial com­mis­sioner.

LG Anil Bai­jal is likely to take a call on post­ings by Mon­day af­ter con­sult­ing po­lice com­mis­sioner Amulya Pat­naik.

Depen­dra Pathak

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