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The News Minute| February 15, 2015| 6.00 pm IST Former Ernakulam Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nishanthini IPS' transfer to Thrissur has kicked up many controversies recently. DCP R Nishanthini, who was probing the cocaine case, was appointed as Thrissur Commissioner on Thursday. 1. Was govt trying to mover her away from drug case? Speculation soon arose that Nishanthini's promotion transfer was in fact a way to move the police officer away from investigations on the drug mafia. Following this, a Facebook page 'R Nishanthini Ips (Support R Nishanthini)' with her profile picture was started. Since she was leading the police team in the raids on drug dealings in the city, the Facebook page alleged that her transfer was to disrupt the probe into the seizure of cocaine from an apartment in the city, the case in which a young actor and 4 women was arrested . The page had lead a campaign in support of Nishanthini declaring that she was being transferred illegally and attracted comments such as, “Madam, we want you back.” 2. Nishanthini rejects rumour Nishanthini denied any connections with the page and also filed a complaint against the creators of the page with cyber cell. Following the complaint the page had been taken down by Saturday evening. 3. Author hits out at police officer Now Nishanthini has again been dragged into controversies with N.S Madhavan, contemporary writer and critic tweeting against her. Madhavan took to Twitter to criticize Nishanthini’s policies in Kochi and alleged that the city had bad experiences during her term. He also blamed her for crushing up the Kiss of Love protest in the city. “Bye DCP Nishanthini. She roughed up kiss protesters, randomly raided parties in d name of drugs. Kochi never had it so bad. Good riddance!” he tweeted He has also said that in the strip search issue, where employees of a company in Kochi were strip searched to find the menstruating woman who had not disposed of a used sanitary napkin properly inside a toilet, Nishanthini had reportedly supported the management. “When they strip- searched employees to check sanitary pads, DCP Nishanthini said periods are impure!” Madhavan alleged. Tweet

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