December 3, 2016 2:16:47 am
THE WAIT of Chandigarh Police to find a replacement for the post of UT Senior Superintendent of Police (traffic) has got longer as Ashwin Shenvi, who was shortlisted by the Chandigarh Administration, has refused to join citing personal reasons.
Shenvi, a 2006-batch IPS officer, is currently posted as SP (Hisar). He has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Panchkula, SP of Bhiwani, Kurukshetra and Sirsa.
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Left with no option, the administration has asked the Haryana government to send a fresh panel of IPS officers. The post of UT SSP (Traffic), which is reserved for Haryana, has been lying vacant since May 7 after the term of Maneesh Chaudhary, a 2005 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre, came to an end. Chaudhary, who had joined the Chandigarh Police on deputation for three years on May 8, 2012, was given a one-year extension in 2015 by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Confirming the development, UT Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal said that the Haryana government had been asked to send a panel for the post. “We have asked the Haryana government for the panel after Shenvi refused to join Chandigarh Police,” said the home secretary.
At present, SP (headquarters) Eish Singhal is holding additional charge of traffic and security.
The process of finding Chaudhary’s replacement has been marred by delays. Earlier, the administration had rejected a panel of three officers — Ashok Kumar, Kiratpal Singh and Krishan Murari — sent by the Haryana government on the grounds of experience of the officers. The government was asked to send a fresh panel of three officers. According to sources, the administrator turned down the panel as all the three officers lacked required experience for the coveted post and they were promotee police officers. Then the government sent another panel of three officers, inclduing Simardeep Singh and Dr Arun Nehra, out of whom Shenvi was selected for the post for a period of three years.
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