A day after controversial videos of Bengaluru Rural SP Dr Bheemashankar S Guled went viral on social media and television, the state government has decided to transfer the officer.
Bheemashankar is yet to be assigned any post after the transfer.
Several news channels had aired a video of Bheemashankar along with a woman. The video was released by the woman's techie husband claiming that the former Bengaluru Rural SP had coerced his wife into sexual favours.
While the woman's face was blurred the video was aired on television by multiple news channels and also shared widely on social media, the video is said to have caused embarrassment to the state police force. It forced the government to take a stand and transfer the official.
The issue was discussed by bureaucrats and senior police officers at the Vidhana Soudha on Monday and Deputy CM G Parameshwara had sought a report from the DGP over the issue.
The state government then decided to shunt out Bheemashankar and brought in DCP (Traffic) West Bengaluru T Shivakumar as Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru Rural district.
Meanwhile, a complaint has been filed against Bheemashankar regarding the video under IPC Section 497 (adultery) at the Koramangala Police Station.
The video shot by Bheemashankar himself was leaked on the internet after it was submitted at Koramangala Police Station as proof by the techie husband, who is accusing the officer of forcing his wife into a relationship.
Bheemashankar, however, has defended himself by denying allegations of forcing the woman into a sexual relationship.
The state government, meanwhile, also transferred Dr Suman D Pennekar and posted him as the SP of Kodagu district. P Rajendra Prasad, who was holding the post till now is waiting for a new posting.