Inquiries dropped,‘harassed’ inspector withdraws resignation

Nearly two months after he submitted his resignation on May 24,Inspector Amanjot singh on Thursday submitted an application to withdraw his resignation which,as per available information,has been accepted.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 13, 2012 3:08 am

Nearly two months after he submitted his resignation on May 24,Inspector Amanjot singh (Incharge of Crime Branch) on Thursday submitted an application to withdraw his resignation which,as per available information,has been accepted.

Amanjot withdrew his resignation after two inquiries ordered against him were dropped. The inspector was recently recommended for a gallantry award for rescuing an NRI and arresting the kidnappers from Kurukshetra,Haryana.

He submitted his resignation after accusing the Senior Superintendent of Police (UT) Naunihal Singh and Assistant Superintendent of Police (Central) Deshraj Singh of harassing him by ordering repeated departmental inquiries.

The ‘cold war’ between Deshraj and Crime Branch officials had flared up in May when the ASP accused Crime Branch officers of insubordination and submitted a report to the SSP.

Based on the ASP’s reports,SSP Naunihal Singh ordered departmental inquiries in two cases against Amanjot Singh.

In his resignation,Amanjot categorically blamed the SSP and ASP of having ‘bias’ and malafide against him.

The issue further flared up on May 7,during the visit of Vice President M Hamid Ansari,when ASP Deshraj alleged that Inspectors Amanjot Singh and Neeraj Sarna disobeyed his orders,when he asked them to follow him to a spot where a few advocates were protesting.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime) Satbir Singh,in his report to the Inspector General of Police,P K Srivastava,refuted any such disobedience.

A tussle between Amanjot and Deshraj over a parking spot led to the second inquiry against the officer.

Amanjot alleged that Deshraj had used derogatory language when he got agitated over Amanjot taking his parking spot.

A senior police official said,” Amanjot had resigned only because of the two,uncalled for,inquiries ordered against him. Since a decision has been taken to drop the inquiries,he has withdrawn his resignation.”

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