Bharati Ghosh resigns from post of Barrackpore commandant
Kolkata: IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who was removed from the post of police superintendent West Midnapore and was transferred to Barrackpore as commandant, tendered her resignation to Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha on Wednesday.
A top official in the state Home department said on condition of anonymity that her resignation letter has been received by the DGP and hinted that it is just a matter of time before her resignation is accepted.
In a shuffle in the IPS cadre in Bengal on December 26, West Midnapore superintendent of police Bharati Ghosh was transferred to the post of the commandant of the third batallion of state armed police in Barrackpore. However, Ghosh did not join her new position and has sent her resignation.
Alok Rajoria, who was the police superintendent of East Midnapore, was transferred as the superintendent of West Midnapore, the post that Ghosh had held for nearly six years. She had also served as the superintendent of Jhargram police district.
It has been learnt that she had also applied for a leave of 90 days along with her resignation, which is a clear indication that she is not willing to join her new assignment.
It may be mentioned that when Rajoria took charge of his new assignment on Wednesday, Ghosh was not present in the district to officially hand over the charge to him.
The Election Commission had removed Ghosh from her post during the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections in the state, but she was reinstated soon after the election ended.
Ghosh is a management graduate from Harvard and had also served as a teacher at Calcutta Management Institute before joining West Bengal Police. She had also served at war-torn Kosovo and Bosnia on a UN peacekeeping mission for about a decade. Before that, she made her mark in CID's women cell.
She returned to Bengal from the UN mission in mid 2011, after Mamata Banerjee became the Chief Minister and was soon posted as superintendent of West Midnapore district.