State transfers Hassan SP A N Prakash Gowda on EC directive

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State transfers Hassan SP A N Prakash Gowda on EC directive

State transfers Hassan SP A N Prakash Gowda on EC directive

Bhavana S   ¦    Apr 05, 2019 11:38:17 AM (IST)

State transfers Hassan SP A N Prakash Gowda on EC directive-1Hassan: Days after the election commission transferred Hassan DC Akram Pasha, they directed the state government to transfer Hassan SP A N Prakash Gowda.

Chethan Singh Rathore, a 2007 batch IPS officer, will be the new SP of the district. He was previously the Director of the Forensic Science Laboratory in Bengaluru.

Hassan is the home turf of JDS supremo H D Devegowda and family. In this constituency, BJP candidate A Manju, a former Congress leader, has locked horns with Prajwal Revanna, grandson of HDD.

The BJP had approached the election commission alleging that Prakash Gowda is partisan and helping the JDS party. They had also filed complaints with the EC against former Hassan DC Akram Pasha.