Home Minister Shinde may serve legal notice to R K Singh over ‘posting’ remark

Shinde is understood to be in the process of finalising the legal notice to be sent to former home secretary R K Singh.

New Delhi | Published: January 21, 2014 9:51:05 pm

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde may serve a legal notice to former Home Secretary R K Singh for his allegation that he was indulging in postings and transfers in Delhi Police which, he said, could be for monetary gains.

Sources said Shinde is understood to be in the process of finalising the notice after consulting legal experts for the alleged derogatory remarks of Singh, who joined the BJP recently.

The former Home Secretary, who worked under Shinde, had claimed that “slips used to reach Delhi Police chief quite often asking about posting some people as Station House Officers”.

“These were not a few postings but (postings) in a large number of police stations,” he had said.

“I don’t know whether money used to exchange hands but Delhi Police Commissioner told me that numerous slips used to come from his residence… you don’t make large number of recommendations… the postings as SHO’s has a vigilance angle to it,” he said.

Shinde yesterday had dared Singh to substantiate the charge and make it public.

“If anyone has any proof, any slip, any letter they should make it public. I am ready to face any consequence,” he had said.

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