EC suspends Mamata’s chief of security over Nandigram injury, charges to be...

EC suspends Mamata’s chief of security over Nandigram injury, charges to be framed

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EC suspends Mamata’s chief of security over Nandigram injury, charges to be framed

The Election Commission on Sunday suspended IPS officer Vivek Sahay, the head of Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s security over lapses that led to her leg injury in Nandigram on March 10.
[REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE] Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressing a rally at Hazra Crossing in Kolkata on Sunday

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressing a rally at Hazra Crossing in Kolkata on Sunday

The Election Commission has suspended IPS officer Vivek Sahay, acting director of security for Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, with immediate effect. Charges are likely to be framed against Sahay for lapses that led to Mamata Banerjee’s leg injury in Nandigram on March 10.

Officials said charges will be brought against IPS officer Vivek Sahay within a week for failing to protect Mamata Banerjee, who is a Z+ protectee.

The EC has further directed Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay to post IPS officer Vivek Sahay immediately, after consulting with the DGP and following the extant procedure. The posting order has to be submitted to the EC latest by 1 pm Monday.

In addition, the EC has also placed Purbi Medinipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Pravin Prakash under suspension.