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Bastar's IG Kalluri transferred; absolved of charges

By Prasanna D Zore
February 07, 2017 18:57 IST
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'I've just got the transfer orders,' Kalluri tells's Prasanna D Zore.

Former Bastar Inspector General S R P Kalluri confirmed to on phone that he has been transferred by the Chhattisgarh state government to Police Headquarters, Chhattisgarh and he will resume his new posting soon after discussing it with his wife.

"I got the transfer orders just five minutes ago," Kalluri told this correspondent at 5.20 pm on Tuesday.

"I have been transferred to the PHQ and I don't want to talk anything about this issue," said Kalluri, who was under a cloud of controversy over alleged human righst violations by security forces in Bastar, which is under the sway of Naxalites.

"The designation is yet to be decided and what portfolio will be given to me will take some time," Kalluri said about his new posting. 

When asked about newspaper reports quoting Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh saying that Kalluri had asked for a medical leave for kidney transplant, Kalluri said, "That issue is dead now."

"I have joined and I have been posted to the PHQ; one new DIG is looking after Bastar, so anything to do with Bastar you can talk to him."

"I have relieved myself and so as per the convenience of my family I will join. I will speak to my wife; I have been relieved from my charge of IG, Bastar. We usually get a 10-day period (to join the new posting) and I will join after speaking with my family. It also depends on my wife," Bastar's former top cop said. 

"I got this new posting transfer order just five minutes back and I have relieved myself immediately," he added.

Meanwhile, according to agency reports, Kalluri has been absolved of charges of rights violation.

He was charged with human rights excesses, mistreatment of journalists, researchers and activists. He had even issued hard orders against activities Nandini Sundar and Archana vijay.

He could not appear before the commission due to his medical complications and was even referred to a hospital in Vishakhapatnam.

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