Retired Additional Director-General of Police (ADGP) Kempaiah on Monday dismissed reports of his alleged interference in the recent transfer of some police officers.
“I have no interest in this [transfer]. Some vested interests could have played a role in creating the speculation; I have not faced such a situation in my career,” he told presspersons.
Replying to a volley of questions from presspersons here, Mr. Kempaiah, who was at the Police Commissioner’s office here to inaugurate the interactive website of the Mysore city police, said the transfer and posting of police officers were done by the Police Establishment Board (PEB) as per the directions of the Supreme Court.
“I have no personal interest with regard to the transfer of officers. I am not a person to meddle in this issue,” he replied.
When asked about a reported complaint by an elected Congress representative on the alleged interference in transfers, Mr. Kempaiah said: “I will have a response if you can prove the existence of such a complaint.”
Mr. Kempaiah, once Commissioner of Police in Mysore, suggested suitable changes in the Karnataka Police Act to strengthen morale. These changes include preventing premature transfer of officers, and withholding executive posts from any officer facing criminal charges or departmental inquiries. Officers should not be posted in their home taluks or districts, and transfer should be considered after an officer serves in a post for five years, he felt.