Capt Amarinder Singh defends SSP, junks Akali charge - ECAS Punjab

Capt Amarinder Singh defends SSP, junks Akali charge

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Chandigarh, August 13

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said the "targeted attack by the SAD against a senior police officer is yet another shameful attempt by it to exploit the unfortunate liquor tragedy to push its own political agenda with an eye on the next Assembly polls".

'Clean record'

There is no question or need of shielding an officer who has an unblemished track record in police service. - Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister

He was reacting SAD leader Bikram Majithia's statement, accusing DGP Dinkar Gupta of "shielding" the Amritsar Rural SSP over the latter's alleged failure to act on a complaint against the liquor mafia, leading to the tragedy.

There was no question or need of shielding an officer who had an unblemished track record, the Chief Minister said, adding that SSP Dhruv Dahiya had, in fact, been on his personal security team. "A person with links with the mafia, as was being suggested by the SAD, could hardly be trusted with my security," he said. Noting that all SSPs and DCs were appointed directly by him, Capt Amarinder said the DGP or the CS could not be held responsible for their actions in any case. The SSP had received no specific complaint from any resident about manufacturing of illicit liquor, the Chief Minister said, trashing the SAD leader's charges against the officer. In fact, if there had been even a suspicion of the SSP protecting or conniving with the liquor smugglers, he would have been the first to take action against the officer. — TNS



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