BJP urges EC to transfer IPS officer whose wife is Cong candidate in LS polls in Karnataka


PTI, Mar 27, 2024, 5:28 PM IST

Bengaluru: The BJP on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to immediately transfer senior IPS officer Hemanth Nimbalkar whose wife is contesting on a Congress ticket from Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency in the coming polls, and relieve him from all election-related works.

In a letter to the poll body, the party noted that Nimbalkar is currently working as Commissioner, the Department of Information and Public Relations. His wife, Anjali Nimbalkar is presently an MLA from Khanapur in Belagavi district.

”He is a highly influential IPS officer in Karnataka. In view of the above relationship, there is every likelihood of his influence on other IPS officials and other police officials and personnel in electioneering work, to favour the State Ruling Congress Party. If he continues in the same post, he will use his influence to favour the Congress party and its candidates,” BJP said.

Citing that the Police Department has vital powers, including entry of names in the rowdy-sheet, the party further said: ”This could be misused to harass our party ‘Karyakartas’; passing externment orders against our ‘Karyakartas’; etc. There is also every likelihood of him influencing the police personnel to allow illegal acts of the Indian National Congress party.”

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