Who is IPS P Nirajnayan?
IPS P Nirajnayan is a 1987 batch IPS officer who has been in the news after the Election Commission(EC) recently removed IPS Virendra as the DGP of West Bengal and appointed him as the new DGP of West Bengal just ahead of polls.
Election Commission (EC) recently transferred West Bengal DGP Virendra (IPS) and appointed IPS P Nirajnayan, ahead of the Assembly Elections in the state, beginning March 27.
In its letter to the Bengal Chief Secretary, Election Commission wrote, “P Nirajnayan, IPS be posted as Director General & IGP of West Bengal in place of Virendra, IPS with immediate effect.”
The move came in the wake of several political parties complaining to the Election Commission, alleging that Virendra was inclined towards the ruling Trinamool Congress, sources said.
The commission had recently removed Jawed Shamim from the post of ADG (Law and Order) of West Bengal and replaced him with Jagmohan.
The Assembly Election in West Bengal will be held in 8 phases. Out of 294 assembly seats in Bengal, reserved seats for Scheduled Caste are 68 and Schedule Tribes are 16. There will be around 1.1 lakh polling booths in the state for the people to cast their vote.