Hindi signs at Bengaluru metros: Police chief Praveen Sood, who was tough on pro-Kannada activists, shunted out

Bengaluru: The Siddaramiah government on Monday transferred city police chief Praveen Sood who had come under severe criticism from Kannada activists and writers during the recent protests against the Hindi signage boards in some metro stations.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Sood has been transferred with immediate effect and posted until further orders as the Additional Director General of Police, Communication, Logistics & Modernisation, a government notification said.

T Suneel Kumar has been appointed as the new Commissioner.

Kumar was earlier the Additional Director General of Police & Managing Director of the Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Ltd.

Sood, who had taken charge as the city police chief on 1 January, faced attacks from Kannada activists and writers over a police case under section 153A of IPC against activists for blacking Hindi signage at the metro stations, recently.

The section relates to promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence and language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.

Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017 12:19 PM

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