Ahead of the State Assembly elections in Tripura slated to be held next month, the State Government has made a major pre-election reshuffle in the Police Department.
According to information, altogether 46 police officers including 21 officers who are in charge of different police stations across the State have been transferred. The list of the police officers who have been transferred was notified on Monday.
As per sources, the Additional Inspector General (AIG), police headquarters, R Saraswati signed the order notified on Monday. While the surfeit of transfers has been aimed at the upcoming State Assembly polls , official sources said that this was a routine matter in the interest of the administration and for better management of law and order situation in the State.
On the other hand, apart from the reshuffle of police officers, the police stations in the town are getting new vehicles for better movement during emergency situations. Sources informed that most of the vehicles which are used by the police stations have either gone out of order or have become old and obsolete. At least 8 to 10 new vehicles will be procured in the first phase while the other vehicles will be purchased after the State Assembly elections, said sources.