Kotkapura probe fallout

Punjab IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh firm on resignation

IPS officer's Facebook post says: "I will continue to serve the society in the best possible manner, however, NOT in the IPS"

Punjab IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh firm on resignation

Punjab Police IG Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, April 13

After Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh refused to accept the resignation letter of IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh on Tuesday, seeking premature retirement from service, the 1998 batch officer put out a Facebook post declaring that he was firm on leaving the service.

In the post put up around 10.30 pm he wrote:

" ਸੇਵਾ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੀ ਜਿੰਦੜੀਏ ਬੜੀ ਔਖੀ, ਗੱਲਾਂ ਕਰਨੀਆਂ ਢੇਰ ਸੁਖੱਲੀਆਂ ਨੇ।

ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੇਸ਼ ਸੇਵਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੈਰ ਪਾਇਆ, ਉਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਲੱਖ ਮੁਸੀਬਤਾਂ ਝੱਲੀਆਂ ਨੇ।।

I did my part ...... No regret .....

I request everybody not to glamourise or politicise the issue....

Each and every sentence of my Report and Chargesheet is an evidence in itself....

It cannot be negated in any manner....

Guilty mind cannot dare to face the mirror of truth....

I have filed the appeal in the Court of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji for final verdict; the most superior Court  as per my wisdom and knowledge of Law.

..

I will continue to serve the society in the best possible manner, however, NOT in the IPS."

During the day, the Chief Minister had said the officer was highly competent and efficient, and his services were needed in the border state, especially at a time when Punjab was faced with various internal and external security threats.  

Kunwar Vijay Pratap is currently heading the Special Investigation Teams (SITs) probing the Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan firing cases.

On April 9, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had quashed the investigation carried out by the state in the Kotkapura firing case.

The High Court also directed the state to reconstitute the special investigation team without IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.

The directions by Justice Rajbir Sehrawat came on a petition filed by Gurdeep Singh and another police official seeking the quashing of “subsequent” FIR registered in the Kotkapura firing case. Directions were also sought for removal of IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh from the investigation of the case.


Resignation letter of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh:

Resignation letter of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.

 

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