The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, December 13
A day after UT Administration relieved IPS officer Kuldeep Singh Chahal from the charge of Senior Superintendent of Police (law and order) Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has written a letter to the Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit urging the latter to appointed SSP Chandigarh from Punjab cadre.
IPS Kuldeep Singh Chahal was relieved from his duties nearly a year before his three-year deputation was to end.
After relieving Chahal, the charge of SSP (law & order) was given to SSP Traffic Manisha Chaudhary, a 2011 batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, in addition to her duties.
Mann wrote that the post of Senior Superintendent of Police at Union Territory, Chandigarh has traditionally been occupied by a Punjab Cadre IPS Officer and that of Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh by a Haryana Cadre IAS Officer.
“I am surprised to learn that Kuldeep Singh Chahal IPS (PB:2009) has been repatriated to Punjab prematurely and charge of this post has been given to a Haryana Cadre IPS Officer. This is going to disturb the balance among the States in running the affairs of UT, Chandigarh,” wrote Bhagwant Mann.
“If for some reason, Kuldeep Singh Chahal, IPS was to be repatriated, a panel of suitable IPS officers should have been sought from Punjab well in advance. Shortly, we will be sending a panel of three IPS officers of Punjab cadre for the post of SSP, Chandigarh. I hope that you will get an IPS Officer of Punjab Cadre appointed as SSP, Chandigarh at the earliest,” he added.