Tribune News Service
Amritsar, June 15
The city police have shifted two Inspector-rank officials to the Police Lines besides while launching a probe into the alleged raid and search at the Chief Minister camp office on Court Road here yesterday.
The incident has left Congress leaders fuming who approached the higher police authorities at Chandigarh and demanded a high-level probe into the incident and suspension of the accused cops. For the time being, Police Commissioner SS Srivastava has sent Harvinder Singh, SHO, Gate Hakima police station, and in charge, CIA staff, Arvinder Singh, to the Police Lines till further orders.
“As per information, the police party was looking for some suspects in a case. The police teams had received a tip-off that the accused were hiding there, therefore they searched the area, but did not follow the rules while doing so,” said the Police Commissioner while adding that the investigations would clarify the issue and, if found guilty, action would be taken against the culprits. It has been learnt that the Police Commissioner had reprimanded the two cops over the incident.
Congress leader Bawa Singh Sandhu, OSD to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and in charge of the camp office, had expressed his displeasure over the development. Member Parliament Gurjit Singh Aujla also demanded a high-level probe into the episode and demanded immediate action against the erring cops. He also pointed a finger at a DCP-rank officer.
He alleged that some SAD leaders were accompanying the police party during the raid. He said some people had approached him while alleging that they were being framed by the police officials in a fake case of stealing of cement bags.
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