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Sukhbir raids Mohali police station, suspends SHO, ASI and 3 others

Finds only ‘munshi’ at the station; puts SSP Bhatti on notice.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: November 14, 2014 5:06 am
Sukhbir Singh Badal. Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has ordered immediate suspension of five police personnel, including the SHO and ASI of Mohali Phase 1 police station, after conducting a surprise check during which all but one staff member were found absent from duty. He also put Mohali SSP Inder Mohan Singh on notice.

Disclosing this here, the Deputy CM’s media advisor Jangveer Singh said that Sukhbir, who took a round of Mohali alone in a private car, decided to check the police station when he did not find any police personnel on duty at the traffic lights as well as the prominent roundabouts.

When Sukhbir arrived at the police station in Sector 57 around 9.45 pm, he found only one police personnel, the ‘munshi’ (clerk). He immediately called Mohali SSP I M S Bhatti and DIG R K Jaiswal to the spot to take a report on the running of police stations in the city.

Jangveer said that Sukhbir had made it clear to the district administration that he would not tolerate any laxity in provision of services to the common man. “SSP Bhatti has been put on notice and has been asked to inquire and submit why the police station was not manned as per the strength available,” he said.

Those suspended include SHO Pawan Kumar and an ASI of the police station.

Sukhbir also sat at the police station and held a meeting with senior police officers. “He gave a clear signal to the officers that they must be seen to perform for the welfare of the people or be ready to perish,” said the media advisor.

The Deputy CM said that he would take feedback from the people about police and civil functioning to tone up the administration and ensure it rises to the aspirations of the common man. “Anyone found wanting will have to make way immediately,” he added.

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    Ashok Ray
    Nov 14, 2014 at 7:06 am
    BADAL saab ik gal daaso agar saria raida aap hi marnia ne ta thoda pinda te haalate te v nazar maar lao , punjab sirf mohali ya chandigarh vich hi nahi us to thoda bahar v vasda hai. Thoda kasht uthe jaan da v kar lao.
    1. Mahender Goriganti
      Nov 14, 2014 at 12:21 am
      Good every body is learning from PM so should all citizens as well in their duty, work culture honesty, "Push your potential not enlement and laziness
      1. I
        Nov 14, 2014 at 7:43 am
        Since when has he acquired a conscience for public good,having pered it all along.
        1. R
          Nov 14, 2014 at 1:31 am
          A major concern is jobs for youth and high unemployment and on the other we observe that those who have responsible jobs fail to deliver. A dilemma that needs to be addressed before more erosion occurs in confidence of the young ones.