Plaint over Patiala IG's posting, EC seeks report

PCC: Rakesh Aggarwal served as Capt Amarinder’s security head

Plaint over Patiala IG's posting, EC seeks report

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 21

Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju has sought a report from the government on a complaint filed by the PCC regarding posting of Rakesh Aggarwal as Patiala IG. In the complaint, Prashant Sharma, coordinator, legal cell, PCC, alleged the officer was posted at Patiala, which is the home district of former CM Capt Amarinder Singh.

Aggarwal had remained the security head of the former CM for four years and nine months and would remain in Patiala for most of the time the former CM would be there, he had pleaded. “A person who had remained posted at Patiala on official duty for over four years may not be posted at Patiala during election, as the same would be a violation of the manual on model code of conduct,” reads the complaint by PCC.

The Congress has demanded that Aggarwal be transferred to a place at a distance from Patiala. Acting on the complaint, the CEO had asked the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, to get the facts of the complaint verified and send a report within 24 hours. —

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