Updated: June 9, 2015 9:50:52 pm
Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Kumar Meena, in a defiant mode, has responded to the Vigilance Directorate saying that he has taken charge of the anti-corruption branch under the orders of the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
Earlier, the Directorate of Vigilance of the GNCTD had requested Meena to revert to the Delhi Police stating ‘there is no sanctioned post (of a Joint CP rank) in the ACB.
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In an order dated June 9, Secretary and Director of Vigilance Sukesh Kumar Jain has issued an order stating “Please refer to your joining report dated June 8, 2015 assuming charge of Joint CP (ACB) in pursuance of GNCTD order dated June 8,2015.
“In this regard, I am directed to inform you that there is only one post of Additional Commissioner of Police in ACB of GNCTD which is presently occupied. As there is no such sanctioned post, you can’t take charge or hold a non-existing post. I am, therefore, directed to ask you to revert to the Delhi Police.”
However, in a sign of increasing escalation between LG Najeeb Jung and the Delhi government, Meena, in his letter, has written that the Vigilance Directorate’s order amounted to ‘interfering in the work of a policeman for which he could be liable to face legal action.’
Incidentally, the Delhi government rules follow a January 6, 1984 order which appointed the Director of Vigilance as the ‘ex officio joint commissioner of police of the ACB’.
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Delhi government sources said that the directed order has been referred to periodically after and that the order still stands valid in the present day scenario.
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