The Kerala government on Friday rejected state police chief T P Senkumar’s order of transferring Junior Superintendent VN Kumari Beena, according to a report in Indian Express. T P Senkumar had ordered the transfer of the Junior Superintendent Kumari Beena after returning to power as director general of police(law and order) last week. Beena said that her transfer violated the government order and alleged that T P Senkumar wanted to avenge her because she had not given the details related to the murder of law a student and a temple fire tragedy under Right To Information act.
Kumari Beena had filed a petition against the order and had called it “premature”.
T P Senkumar was removed in May 2016 after the government alleged that he had failed in handling the murder of a law student and the temple fire tragedy case. However, after a long battle, T P Senkumar was restored to power.
According to the report, sources close to T P Senkumar revealed that Kumari Beena had a backing of the ruling party as well as that of a section of officials at the police headquarter.
Moreover, the government had appointed a few people at the headquarters before T P Senkumar was reinstated.
An Indian Express report explained that a DGP has the right to choose an officer at the confidential section, however, in this case, he was forced to keep a person in his team, whom he did not trust. Replying to the home secretary, T P Senkumar had said that Beena was removed for neglecting her duties.
T P Senkumar also said that Beena had not moved a petition from left legislator Karat Razak who was facing threat to his life. After resuming office last week, Senkumar processed the petition for further action.