Ex-minister seeks probe against suspended SHO

Ex-minister seeks probe against suspended SHO

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Tribune News Service

Tribune News Service

Phagwara, May 8

Former minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Joginder Singh Mann on Saturday sought a high-level probe against suspended SHO Navdeep Singh for his links with dreaded criminals.

In a letter to Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta, Mann asserted that from day one of his posting, the SHO had always been in news for wrong reasons and despite being a public servant, his attitude towards people had always been very hostile.

He said very serious allegations, including his nexus with anti-social elements and others have surfaced against him from time to time. Mann said the entire Phagwara was aware of the fact that the SHO had been victimising the needy.

He said apart from adversely hitting the image of the state government led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the activities of the SHO had brought bad name for the Punjab Police.

Congratulating the Director General of Police for taking exemplary action taken against the SHO, he said Gupta has once again upheld the ethos of responsive, transparent and humane policing, which is the need of hour, during the pandemic.

Mann said the incident of manhandling of a poor vegetable vendor by the SHO was a blot on entire police force.

He urged the DGP to initiate a probe against the police officer to inquire all his actions as SHO in Phagwara and added that it would help in restoring faith of people in the police.

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