THE Mumbai police headquarters has been the top talking point across the police department these days, and with bad reason. Two Senior Police Inspectors who had been transferred and declared ‘defaulters’ now have been awarded executive posts again. An ACP who was prematurely transferred has also won his challenge in the Bombay High Court.
Remember, last month four officials, ACP (Mahim Division) J J Jadhav and Senior Inspectors R S Trivedi, Shantilal Jadhav and Nitin Yadav, had been transferred to non-executive posts like the Local Arms (LA) division. These officials were declared defaulters and transferred. R S Trivedi was posted in Sewree police station, Shantilal Jadhav in Mahim police station and Nitin Yadav in Trombay police station.
On April 4, 2016, suddenly these officials were re-transferred to new posts said to be “malaidar”. Shantilal Jadhav in Dadar police station and Nitin Yadav in traffic branch.
Think for a moment: if officials were earlier transferred for being ‘defaulters’ then without completing the investigation or giving clean chit why and how they were again transferred within a month?
Also remember that two officers, Shantilal Jadhav and Nitin Yadav, do not have clean hands. In July 2005, Shantilal Jadhav was arrested and dismissed along with API Sanjay Shinde for exchanging cocaine and boric power and trying to extort money from Provogue owner Salil Chaturvedi’s employee Vishal Magnani. A Department Enquiry (DE) is under process against Nitin Yadav for doing a shoddy investigation in a matter. He has also been punished with increment stoppage for two years in another matter. Earlier, these officers were transferred for ‘defaulter record’ but now have been re-transferred under the pretext of administrative reason.
An inquiry is also on against R S Trivedi, then Senior Inspector, Sewree police station. Trivedi is an accused for accompanying a Metropolitan Judge of Bhoiwada Court at Lalbaughcha Raja without permission of the Zonal DCP. He has been transferred in LA-3 and is still there.
ACP J J Jadhav has been reinstated by the Bombay High Court in Mahim division after he challenged his premature transfer.
Sources said J J Jadhav and Shantilal Jadhav were transferred due to personal interest of Zonal DCP Mahesh Patil, and R S Trivedi and Nitin Yadav due to Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deven Bharati. Deven Bharati, who has several nicknames in police department, allegedly crystal fills the ears of Commissioner of Police D D Padsalgikar. D D Padsalgikar is known as an honest and intelligent officer but has failed to rule police department properly.
There is one more talking point these days, about Sub-Inspector Daya Badda Nayak. Recently reinstated in Mumbai police department, Daya Nayak has got two transfers in one month. First he was posted in Mumbai police control room, later in Marine Drive police station and now at Amboli police station.
So you can say All is Not Well at Mumbai Police Headquarters.