One of the two officers is Chandra Sekhar Bardhan who was the additional superintendent of police in Purulia.
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has transferred two police officers following state Congress spokesperson Sanmay Banerjee’s allegation of facing third degree torture in police custody following his arrest recently.
One of the two officers is Chandra Sekhar Bardhan who was the additional superintendent of police in Purulia. He has been posted as deputy commandant of battalion no 12 of the state armed police at Debgram.
Sub divisional police officer (Kurseong) in North Bengal Pinaki Dutta has replaced him as additional SP in Purulia. The other is the inspector-in-charge of the Khardah police station Animesh Singha Roy.
He has been transferred to the Howrah City Police as an inspector.
Inspector Sujit Bhattacharya who is posted in the Barrackpore City Police has replaced Mr Roy. The transfer order of the two cops were issued on Wednesday.
Mr Banerjee, who is a resident of Agarpara in North 24 Parganas, was arrested by the Khardaha police from his home last week for allegedly making controversial posts on Facebook on the Trinamul Congress supremo and Trinamul secretary general Partha Chatterjee who is also the education minister.
He was taken to Purulia and was produced at a court which however granted him bail. After getting bail, the Congress leader claimed that he was made to sit on a chair wearing pyjamas only for a long time during which he was kicked on the back.
He complained that he was also mentally tortured. His allegations triggered controversy. When the chief minister came to know, she expressed her disatisfaction on the cops' role and sought to know from the top brass of the police about what happened actually, according to sources. She then ordered the transfer of the police personnel.