Goa IGP Sanjay Singh transferred for lending official car to foreign woman

PANAJI: The Union home ministry has issued the transfer order of Goa inspector general of police 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 disregard for the post he was holding.

Sources said Singh had given his official car to a foreign woman national to drive it around and a photograph of her driving the car was posted on a social networking site. Traffic police had also stopped her driving the car. Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has asked the anti-corruption branch of the vigilance department to investigate the case.

“The state 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.

Parrikar was reportedly upset with the IGP for frequently attending parties and for suppressing the shooting incident at a club in Morjim on New Year’s Eve. The IGP was said to be present at the party at the time of the incident.

The sources said the chief minister had informed the Central government that if the MHA didn’t act on the request of the state government to transfer Singh out of Goa, the state government would relieve Singh from the post.



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