It was not a secret that ‘Politicians call the shot on police transfers in India’ but we definitely managed to articulate and quantify it better. Cops lobby for a particular posting so that they can earn ‘extra’. Jeetendra Ghadge even faced harassment in the form of a case for exposing this nexus. However, now the politicians are reluctant to give recommendation letters fearing media exposure. Our expose also lead to Home department giving up its powers on non-IPS police officials and transfer it to the DGP office.