Chhattisgarh Govt transfers 16 police officers blamed for Dantewada massacre

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Raipur, June 12 (ANI): In a major development, the Chhattisgarh Government has transferred 16 police officers including Dantewada Superintendent of Police Amaresh Mishra who came under criticism from Rammohan Committee in the wake of killings of 75 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

Mishra came under severe criticism for handling of anti- Naxal operations in the district.

With these transfers, Raman Singh led Government has finally initiated to act according to the findings of the Rammohan Committee report.

The list of officers who were transferred includes 12 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and four officers of the Chhattisgarh Police Service.

On April 6, Naxalites had killed 75 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and a Chhattisgarh police personnel.

The Committee appointed by the Union Home Ministry headed by E N Rammohan, former Border Security Force Director General, had fixed the responsibility for the lapses on these police officials. (ANI)

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