Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday issued transfer order of Kolkata Police crime wing's first woman chief Damayanti Sen for puncturing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claims and cracking the Park Street rape case.

Sen, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) since 2009, was shifted as DIG (Training), Barrackpore Police Training College (PTC).

The first woman Joint CP (Crime) was among 60 IPS officers reshuffled in the first such major exercise after the TMC came to power in May 2011.

Sen successfully solved the case of rape of a 37-year-old Anglo-Indian woman on February 5 at Park Street while she was returning from a night club. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had dismissed the incident by terming it 'fabricated'.

The police after investigating the case had claimed that Lavi Gidwani, an accused in the case, was in Canada since January 2 and two others were found to be elsewhere.

However, Sen persevered with the investigations as the police identified the real culprits from the CCTV footage from the night club. Sumit Bajaj, Rehman Khan who had masqueraded as Lavi Gidwani and Ruman Khan, were identified and arrested on February 18. The main accused Kadir Khan, however is absconding.

On February 20, police officer Damayanti Sen after a meeting with the Chief Minister had said that the success in solving the case was entirely a combined effort.

Kabir Suman lashes out at Mamata again

Rebel Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kabir Suman on Wednesday lambasted TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying she has created a state of chaos.

Raising question on the government’s intention in ensuring the safety of people, he said, “The kind of language everyone is using signifies government’s concerns for addressing the grievances of the people.”

His statement came in the wake of transfer of Kolkata Police crime wing's first woman chief Damayanti Sen, who punctured Mamata Banerjee's claims and cracked the Park Street rape case.

(JPN/Bureau)