Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed Director General of Police (DGP) Yashpal Singhal to submit a report within seven days on the ongoing feud between two of Gurgaon’s top police officials over a rape case. The chief minister has also promised to take strict action against the “guilty officer”.
Singhal’s report will be based on an inquiry being conducted by K P Singh, director general of police, crime. Singh is also looking into the four cases filed by the complainant in the rape case.
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But the feud between Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Bharti Arora and Gurgaon Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk showed no signs of abating Friday, with the JCP accusing the latter of taking over the traffic department’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts. Arora’s allegation came in spite of the DGP’s directive on Tuesday, asking the two senior police officials to refrain from speaking to the media about their differences.
Arora claimed that Virk’s public relations officer had asked her for the login details of the Gurgaon traffic police’s Facebook account, including the password. According to her, soon after she shared the details, the password of the page was changed and she was blocked from accessing it.
The JCP said that she will soon write to the DGP against the “spying” on her by Virk and the Crime Investigation Department (CID).
On Tuesday, when Arora was interacting with the media, two men in plainclothes, allegedly from the CP’s office and from the CID, were detained from her office for “spying”.
Haryana Public Works Department (PWD) minister Rao Narbir, meanwhile, assured Gurgaon residents the functioning of police and traffic departments will not be hampered due to the fight.