IPS officer Hemanth M. Nimbalkar, within the thick of an argument surrounding the Safe City Project, was transferred but again on Monday barely days after his earlier switch on New Year’s Eve.
The State authorities had earlier transferred Mr. Nimbalkar from the publish of Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration), Bengaluru, as Inspector General of Police, Internal Security Division, Bengaluru. This adopted a public spat between him and IPS officer D. Roopa over the mission.
Ms. Roopa was additionally among the many similar batch of transfers. From her publish of Inspector General of Police and Secretary to authorities, Home Department, she was transferred and appointed as Managing Director, Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., Bengaluru.
The switch of the 2 officers had been seen as imminent, after the buying and selling of allegations resulted in main embarrassment for the federal government. Mr. Nimbalkar, who was the member secretary of the State-level Apex Committee monitoring the Safe City Project, had written to the Chief Secretary searching for an inquiry in opposition to an IPS officer for making an attempt to obtain labeled data of a young earlier than it was revealed with out authorisation, and in addition alleged that the officer impersonated the Home Secretary. The State authorities instituted a probe into the matter.
Ms. Roopa, who later owned as much as having made the decision to the Project Management Consultant (PMC) for the Safe City Project tender, had as a substitute referred to as herself a “whistleblower” and alleged “serious irregularities in tender drafting”. Mr. Nimbalkar had then held a press convention rebutting the allegations.