Kalsi initiates probe into CM camp office raid

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AmritsarPosted at: Jun 18, 2017, 2:54 AM; last updated: Jun 18, 2017, 2:54 AM (IST)

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 17

The Additional Chief Secretary, Home, NS Kalsi, today arrived in the city to investigate the Chief Minister’s camp office episode. The Congress has demanded an FIR against the erring cops.
The role of a DCP-rank official has also come under the scanner as it is being alleged that two inspector-rank officials had raided the CM camp office on the directions of the said official.
Two inspector-rank officials, along with Akali leaders, entered the office two days ago and allegedly searched it without following the due procedure. Police teams have claimed that they are following a theft accused and they have specific input that he was hiding in the CM’s camp office.
However, the incident had infuriated Congress leaders who demanded immediate suspension of the accused cops, including a DCP.
The Congress leaders took up the matter with the DGP following which two inspectors — SHO Harvinder Singh and CIA in charge Arvinder Singh — have been placed under suspension. An enquiry into the issue was marked to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home and IG Bathinda zone Mukhwinder Singh Chhina.
Though the IG Bathinda Zone did not arrive today, Kalsi held a meeting with Police Commissioner SS Srivastava and also visited the camp office to hold a detailed probe. He had also held a closed door meeting with Congress MLAs, including Navjot Singh Sidhu, Om Parkash Soni, Inderbir Bolaria, MP Gurjit Aujla and DCC chief Jugal Kishore Sharma, in this regard.
The media was kept away from the proceedings of the meeting. Later, they had a brief interaction with the media at the circuit house.
The police later recorded the statements of Congress leaders, including Sonu Jaffar, general secretary, PPCC, who were present at the camp office during the raid. Jaffer said the cops also misbehaved with them.
Navjot Singh Sidhu said Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had taken the incident very seriously and therefore, he directed the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, to personally visit the spot and carry out detailed investigations.
“Everything will be clear in the next two days. All will be done that is needed to be done,” he said during the brief interaction with the media.
On the role of the DCP-rank official, the Police Commissioner said his role and all other aspects were being investigated by the investigating officials.

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