Bengaluru, March 31, 2019: Following directions from the Election Commission (EC), the State Government on Saturday transferred Hassan Deputy Commissioner (DC) Akram Pasha and appointed Priyanka Mary Francis in his place.
Mary Francis, who was the Director of Tourism, took charge within hours of the transfer notification. Pasha has not been given any alternative posting.
Sources said that the transfer of Pasha followed a complaint against him by Hassan BJP MLA Preetham Gowda and Hassan Lok Sabha seat BJP candidate A. Manju.
The two had accused the DC of ignoring their complaints against JD(S) candidates from Hassan Prajwal Revanna, son of PWD Minister H.D. Revanna. Preetham and A. Manju had accused Prajwal of suppressing details of his assets in his affidavit and also that the relatives of JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and PWD Minister H.D. Revanna, may indulge in large-scale election malpractice.
Akram Pasha had taken charge as Hassan DC only a month ago.