IGP transferred for lending his official car to foreigner lady
The Union home ministry has issued the transfer order of Goa inspector general of police (IGP) Sanjay Singh following a request from the state government to remove him from the post. The state government was upset with Singh's behaviour and utter disregard for the post he was holding.
Sources said the IGP had given his official car to a foreigner lady to drive it around and a photograph of her driving the car was posted on a social networking site. Traffic police had also stopped the foreigner driving the car. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has asked the anti-corruption branch of the vigilance department to investigate the case of the IGP handing over the government vehicle to the foreigner lady.
Sources in the government also said Parrikar was upset with the IGP for frequently attending parties and for suppressing the shooting incident at a high-profile club in Morjim which took place on New Year's Eve. The IGP was said to be present at the party at the time of the incident, it is believed. The incident in which a few men dentered the club and interrupted the party and fired in the air, had left many party-goers rattled.
Sources said, "The government has verbally received the communication from the Union home ministry of the transfer of the IGP. The letter is expected to reach within the next two days."
Sources in the government said the chief minister had informed the Central government that if the Union home ministry does not act on the request of the state government to transfer Singh out of Goa, the state government will relieve Singh from the post. [TOI]