The Haryana government transferred Gurgaon joint commissioner Bharti Arora to Panchkula on Monday, 12 October, after her public spat with the police commissioner over a rape case probe.
In a list revealed late Monday evening, Arora is among 10 IPS and HPS officers, who have been transferred. She will be the new deputy inspector general (DIG) of police, welfare and training of Panchkula, according to news reports.
Senior police officials in Chandigarh termed the decision as a "routine exercise" and claimed that Arora's transfer has nothing to do with the feud she had with Navdeep Singh Virk, Gurgaon police commissioner. However, sources said that Virk was miffed with Arora for making their differences public, Hindustan Times reported.
Talking about the transfer, Arora said: "Whatever happens has something good in it. I have nothing more to say than that I have been transferred from Gurgaon and I accept the decision."
Last month, in a letter to Haryana DGP Yashpal Singhal, JCP (traffic), Arora had accused Virk of mentally torturing and pestering her to turn in the accused in a rape case that she was investigating.
On the other hand, Virk had alleged that Arora was helping the accused, Ajay Bhardwaj – son of a former Gurgaon deputy commissioner -- because his sister Chanchal Bhardwaj was known to Arora.
On 3 October, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar asked KP Singh, the director general of crime, to submit a report on the incident and four other cases, which were registered against Ajay Bhardwaj and the rape victim within a week.
A senior police official said that Singh has already handed over the probe report to the DGP, but the latter is yet to send the same to the department of home.