The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered the transfer of police chief of West Bengal’s Cooch Behar and posted another officer in his place ahead of polling in the district on April 11. Also Read - CBI Raids 40 Places Across 3 States In Connection With Illegal Coal Trade

The Election Commission said Superintendent of Police, Cooch Behar Abhishek Gupta should be transferred out and replaced by Amit Kumar Singh. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: 54 Non-suburban Passenger Trains to Run in West Bengal From Dec 2

The transfer orders came ahead of polling in the district on Thursday. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee Reminds PM Modi of Unpaid GST Dues at COVID Meet with CMs

Last week, the poll panel had ordered the transfer of four police officers in the state, triggering a sharp reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Banerjee had then accused the EC of transferring the officers at the behest of the ruling BJP at the Centre.

The Commission had rejected the charge, saying the decision was based on “cumulative feedback” from one of its top officials and the special police observer.