The order said Verma “stands relieved” with effect from July 11 to join his new posting.
NEW DELHI: Senior IPS officer Madhur Verma, spokesperson of the Delhi police and its face on Twitter, has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh, an official order of the home ministry said on Thursday. The order said Verma “stands relieved” with effect from July 11 to join his new posting.
Mr Verma, who was also the deputy commissioner of police of the VIP New Delhi district, was recently accused of “slapping and abusing” a traffic inspector for stopping his private vehicle being driven by a constable on the wrong side.
The traffic policeman had filed a complaint with the police commissioner and an inquiry was ordered in the matter. Mr Verma, however, had denied the allegations.
A 2005 batch IPS officer, Mr Verma has served as the DCP (North) as well as in the Crime Branch. He was involved in solving the sensational 2014 case in which a woman, working with a Gurgaon firm, was allegedly raped by an Uber cab driver.
He has also been the face of Delhi Police on Twitter and is one of the few officers who is active on the microblogging platform and responsive to grievances.