Randeep’s transfer surprised BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad.The BBMP commissioner is currently on an official tour of France with deputy chief minister G Parameshwara to study garbage disposal.
Prasad had handpicked Randeep to tackle the garbage menace.Prasad told TOI Randeep will stay in BBMP and continue to oversee solid waste management.
As Randeep was involved in voter list preparation, his transfer had to be approved by the Election Commssion but no prior approvalwas sought for it.
Animal rights activists were reportedly upset with Randeep’s decision to withdraw land allotted to an animal welfare outfit.
A Union minister, who is believed to have written to the state government seeking Randeep’s transfer, is said to have done a volte-face and lobbied for his retention in BBMP.After transfer orders were issued, Randeep couldn’t be relieved from BBMP.
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