Assam elections: EC puts on hold transfer of 18 police officers till further orders

5 months ago 4

NEW DELHI: The

Election Commission

on Saturday put on "abeyance" the transfer of 18 police officers by the

Assam government

till further orders.
The state government had on February 26 ordered the transfer of 12 IPS and 6 APS officers.
However, as the Election Commission had announced the schedule of polls to legislative assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry on the same day, the model code of conduct came into effect immediately.
The model code of conduct includes total ban on transfer and postings of all officers connected with the conduct of elections.
Elections in Assam will be held on March 27, April 1 and April 6.

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