Bargarh: The Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Padmapur, Laxmi Narayan Panda has been transferred in compliance with the marching order issued by the State Chief Electoral Officer(CEO), DGP RP Sharma informed today.
Laxmi Narayan Panda has been moved out of Padmapur barely 48 hours before the Bijepur by-poll in Bargarh district.
“As of now, Laxmi Narayan Panda has been transferred to the office of IG(Northern Range), Sambalpur,” he said. The SDRPO Of Jharsuguda Khirasagar Nayak has been posted as the new SDPO of Padampur.
Notably, a delegation of BJP led by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had on January 30 submitted a memorandum to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in New Delhi demanding transfer of several government officials including Laxmi Narayan Panda alleging that the officials are working in favour of the BJD in by-poll bound Bijepur.