Election 2021: Election Commission replaces SDPO of Haldia


On Tuesday, the Election Commission replaced the SDPO of Haldia Barun Baidya and posted Uttam Mitra in his place.




On Tuesday, the Election Commission replaced the SDPO of Haldia Barun Baidya and posted Uttam Mitra in his place.

According to the information, Barun Baidya is to be posted in a non-poll-related office. Recently, BJP has lodged a complaint against the SDPO and additional SP. A BJP candidate from Nandigram had alleged about the lack of police help during his roadshows and for which BJP had demanded transfer of the two.

Similarly, the CI of Mahisadal got shifted as well. Bichitra Bikash Roy will be on a non-poll-related duty.

The Election Commission said, “in his place, Sirsendu Das — now posted at Jalpaiguri circuit bench — will take charge. Officers said that both the SDPO and CI of Mahisadal are directly linked with the election process of Nandigram as Nandigram police station comes under CI Mahisadal and it is in Haldia subdivision.”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday wrote to the Election Commission (EC), “seeking suspension of some police officials in Haldia and Nandigram for allegedly helping the Trinamool Congress (TMC) carry out malpractices and irregularities during the first phase of West Bengal assembly elections.”

He has also has urged the suspension of Haldia Additional Superintendent of Police (SP), Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Barun Baidya, and some other officers of Nandigram police station.







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