The officer in charge of Karaya Police Station and Assistant Commissioner of Police, South Eastern Division, of Kolkata Police were transferred on Monday, said senior police officers.

The transfers are significant as the family of Mir Aminul Islam, a young man who had set himself afire in front of the police station last month, made allegations of police harassment.

On January 5, senior officers of the city police had met the family members at their residence and spoke to them for over an hour.

Mr. Islam had immolated himself on December 3 in protest against alleged harassment by police after he had lodged a complaint oabout minor girl being raped. He died of burn injuries on January 1.