Punjab CM unhappy over removal of Chandigarh SSP

  • | Tuesday | 13th December, 2022

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has shot off a letter to state Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh Banwari Lal Purohit expressing resentment to the removal of a Punjab cadre IPS officer from the post of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Chandigarh. The Union Territory (UT) Administrator, Purohit, relieved SSP (UT) Kuldeep Singh Chahal, a 2009 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre on Monday. The special superintendent of police (SSP), Chahal, joined the Chandigarh Police in October, 2020. Usually, IPS officers come on deputation of 3 years but Chalal was relieved after two years itself. The CM told the Governor that the post of SSP, Union Territory, Chandigarh, has traditionally been occupied by a Punjab Cadre IPS Officer. Likewise, Mann said that an IAS officer of Haryana Cadre had been appointed as the deputy commissioner of the UT. Mann said he was surprised to learn that 2009 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre Kuldeep Singh Chahal has been repatriated to Punjab prematurely. The CM further said that much to the dismay of the state, the charge of SSP, Chandigarh has been given to a Haryana Cadre IPS Officer. According to him, the move was unwanted and undesirable as this is going to disturb the balance among the states in running the affairs of UT, Chandigarh. Mann further said that if due to some reasons, SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal was to be repatriated, then a panel of competent IPS officers should have been sought from Punjab well in advance. The Chief Minister said that the state government will shortly be sending a panel of 3 IPS Officers of Punjab cadre for the post of SSP, Chandigarh. He expressed hope that soon an IPS Officer of Punjab Cadre will be appointed as SSP, Chandigarh.

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