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Cop who refused to aid Bharti still on leave

Inspector Pal was supposed to join last week, but he had not reported for duty till Monday.

More than a month after former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s protest led to a police officer being asked to go on leave, the officer is yet to rejoin duty. After former Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s midnight raid at Khirki Extension when police refused to force entry into an African national’s house, Kejriwal had demanded Inspector Vijay Pal’s suspension.

Pal, who was posted as the Station House Officer of the Malviya Nagar police station, had earlier led a crackdown against foreign nationals, mostly Africans who had been staying in Malviya Nagar without proper documents.

Inspector Pal was supposed to join last week, but he had not reported for duty till Monday. South district police have given the temporary charge of SHO Malviya Nagar to the Additional SHO of Mehrauli police station. Sources said Pal had applied for a month’s medical leave and that he would soon be given the charge of another unit.

Meanwhile, two sub-inspectors, who had been transferred to the Anti Corruption Branch during the tenure of the AAP government, have now been asked to report back to Delhi Police. Sources said one of the sub-inspectors had an inquiry pending while the other had received “censure” as formal punishment a few years ago.

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Two inspectors who were with the Anti Corruption Branch earlier have been transferred back to the Delhi Traffic Police. The order for the transfer of Inspectors Krishan Pal Singh and Sanjeev Tyagi was issued on Monday.

First published on: 25-02-2014 at 03:16:03 am
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