A video went viral on social media that courted a controversy in which Alipurduar District Magistrate, Nikhil Nirmal was seen beating up a man in the police station for allegedly making lewd comments at his wife on social media platform, has been transferred.
Nikhil has been transferred to the post of managing director of the state Tribal Development Cooperative Cooperation Ltd, said a senior West Bengal; government official.
The 2011 batch IAS officer had earlier been asked to go on a leave for 10 days after the video surfaced on Monday. Now Subhanjan Das will be the new Alipurduar DM, the official said.
In the video that went viral, Nirmal and his wife were seen beating up the man inside Falakata police station in the presence of the Inspector in Charge (IC).
The IAS officer and his wife were also heard hurling abuses at the man in the video. Various human rights organisations had strongly condemned the incident and demanded a quick action against the DM and the IC of Falakata police Station.