Attack on JP Nadda's convoy: MHA orders central deputation for three Bengal IPS officers

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday called three senior IPS officers to serve in central deputation after the attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy in West Bengal.

Government sources said three officers, who are at the level of ADG, DIG and SP, have been called on central deputation for the alleged lapse in security of Nadda.

Sources said the Centre can call central services officers on central deputation and they may also face some serious disciplinary action for any lapses.

They said the state has no role as these IAS and IPS officers as cadre controlling authority is DoPT and MHA respectively.

The convoy of Nadda, who was on a two-day visit to West Bengal, was attacked on Thursday and several BJP leaders including Kailash Vijayvargiya were injured when protesters pelted stones at their vehicles at Diamond Harbour in West Bengal.

The Ministry of Home Affairs had summoned state Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP) over the law and order situation in the state. However, the West Bengal government decided not to send them.

The MHA had earlier sought a report from West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over the law and order situation in the state.

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