, DGP, Gujarat
He wrote to additional chief secretary Ashok Narayan, taking strong exception to four IPS officers being moved out for fulfilling their obligation to the Constitution. He "fears that the transfer of competent officers would demoralise the police force". He also called on chief minister Narendra Modi on the night of February 27 and "requested" him to ask his "troops" (VHP cadre) to exercise restraint.
, SO, Kutch
Home minister Goardhan Zadaphiya, an appointee of VHP strongman Praveen Togadia, called him up and asked him to drop the charges against a local VHP and Sena leaders. Says he: "I was just doing my job as a police officer. But my sudden transfer as DCP (prohibition and excise) has come as a surprise. Earlier, we used to at least receive hints about impending transfers but this time I had no idea at all."
, SP, Bhavnagar
His transfer came just a month after he had taken charge. He took strong action to quell rioting mobs in on March 1, and even resorted to firing several rounds himself. Says he: "I'm not one to run away from transfers. I take these things in my stride. There seems to be a calculated strategy to keep things simmering through small incidents. Other than controlling the riots, I did no mischief."