Punjab suspends wayward officers

Cracks the whip on SPs found drunk on duty, not in uniform

Cracking the whip against errant police officers, the Punjab government on Wednesday suspended three SPs for indiscipline with immediate effect.

These senior police officers have been suspended on various grounds including drinking liquor while on duty, not wearing uniform to office and non-seriousness towards their duty.

Jaskirat Singh Chahal, (SP-Operations, Gurdaspur), Paramjit Singh Grewal, (SP-Detective, Batala) and Rachpal Singh Ghuman, (SP-headquarters Tarn-Taran) were recommended for suspension on a report by the IGP-Border, Amritsar.

There were many complaints against Grewal that he often consumes liquor and creates nuisance in the police station. He was also not discharging his official duties properly and had not made efforts to control or trace crime.

Public felt harassed due to his behaviour and his actions had brought bad name to the Police which is unbecoming of a police officer, according to the complaints. 

In the case of  Jaskirat Singh Chahal, the police said he did not take any interest in his official work.

“He did not even put on his uniform. He attended his office as per his own whims and fancies and was not punctual. He consumed liquor even during day time,” a spokesperson said. Rachpal Singh Ghuma was suspended since he was not serious about his job despite being warned repeatedly, he added.

“Recently he had shown slackness in the security duty of the President of India by pretending to be sick. He also did not perform other important security duties at Amritsar. These lapses on his part led to serious security and other problems for police,” he added.

Earlier, on August 31, six most undeserving police officers were removed from active field duties.

S K Asthana, IGP Punjab too was suspended for having manpower more than the authorised strength and misusing them.

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