Top cop shown the door

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Pachnanda now joins the ranks of several police commissioners who had to make unceremonious exits from their posts ó- including Biren Saha and Prasun Mukherjee (fallout of Rizwanur Rahman case), former Commissioners of Kolkata Police during the Left regime. Under the Mamata government, Pachnanda is the second to leave under bitter circumstances after Damayanti Sen, the former Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police who was removed over the Park Street rape case.

The sudden removal of Pachnanda is expected to adversely affect the morale of the police force, with those at the top suffering from lack of confidence, said top officers.

Box

R K Pachnanda posted as ADG Security.

Surojit Kar Purokayastha posted as CP, Kolkata.

Soumyen Mitra posted as ADG Law and Order.

Banibrata Bose posted as IG law and order.

G M Reddy posted as ADG Intelligence Branch

Virendra posted as ADG adminstration .

CID, West Bengal, takes over investigation of Garden Reach police officer murder case

Ripple effect

R K Pachnanda posted as ADG Security

Surojit Kar Purokayastha posted as CP, Kolkata

n Soumyen Mitra posted as ADG, Law and Order.

n Banibrata Bose posted as IG, Law and Order

n G M Reddy posted as ADG, Intelligence Branch

n Virendra posted as ADG, Adminstration

CID, West Bengal, takes over investigation of Garden Reach police officer murder case

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