Assam Assembly polls: EC defers transfer of police officers in view of model code

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The state government had ordered the transfer of the officers on 26 February, the same day when schedule of the election was announced

The transfer of 12 IPS and six APS officers was deferred in Assam by the Election Commission in view of the model code of conduct that is in place in all poll-bound states.

The state government had ordered the transfer of the officers on 26 February, the same day when schedule of the election was announced.

"It has come to the notice of Commission that the government of Assam has, on 26 February, ordered the transfer of 12 IPS and six APS officers. Commission has decided to keep transfer/posting of these police officers in abeyance till further orders in view of the Model Code of Conduct," the EC said in a statement.

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