Punjab Chief Minister orders dismissal of cop caught doing ‘chitta’ in viral video - ECAS Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister orders dismissal of cop caught doing ‘chitta’ in viral video

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 22

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered suspension of an assistant sub-inspector from the state police who was allegedly caught using 'chitta' in a video that went viral recently.

Chitta is a synthetic drug that has heroin and some other lethal substances.

Tarn Taran Superintendent of Police recently issued an order dismissing Jorawar Singh from the Punjab Police.

The chief minister, who holds the Punjab's home charge, also warned of strict action against policemen caught in "criminal acts", a press release from the state government said on Saturday. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in his weekly AskCaptain Facebook session that he was inclined to have the policeman dismissed after an inquiry.

The inquiry, the press release said quoting an official spokesperson, showed prima facie evidence against the policeman, who was seen in the viral video doing drugs using a lighter and a silver foil.

"The Chief Minister felt that retention and continuation of ASI Jorawar Singh in service would be detrimental to the interests of the state, the police force as well as the general public. The dismissal was necessary to send a strong message that the state government would not tolerate such criminal practice, especially from those in uniform," the press release said quoting Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The press note also added that the dismissal was to send a message of zero tolerance to drugs.

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