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Transfers politically motivated: Jayalalithaa

By Our Tamil Nadu Bureau

CHENNAI, JULY 30. The Union Government's action seeking the services of three IPS officers for posting in the Cabinet Secretariat is `politically motivated', the Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa, today said.

Asked about the contention that the move was made under DMK pressure, she said ``it is quite obvious that the move is politically motivated. But, I do not want to discuss the issue through the media''.

Talking to presspersons at the Secretariat here, Ms. Jayalalithaa said ``let the Centre come out with reasons (why it wanted the services of the officers)''.

She parried all questions on the impact this issue could have on Centre-State relations.

Replying to questions on her Government's reply, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the discussions were on for preparing the response.

Asked when the reply would be sent, she only said ``when it is ready''.

Later in the evening, the Chief Minister held a meeting with senior officials including Mr. P. Shankar, Chief Secretary, Mr. Naresh Gupta, Home Secretary and Mr. N. R. Chandran, Advocate- General, to discuss the Government's response to the transfer issue.

The Government has received only a fax message on the posting of the officers and is yet to receive a formal communication. Only on receipt of the formal communication, can the Government send a reply, according to sources.

Also, no decision has been taken yet on relieving another IPS officer, Dr. R. Rajagopalan, from his present post of Director- General of Police (Training). The Centre has appointed him Director-General of the National Security Guards.

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