Former Punjab Minister seeks probe against suspended SHO for his links with criminals
Says the shameful act of SHO had adversely hit image of Captain government and Punjab Police
Phagwara, May 7, 2021:
Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr Joginder Singh Mann had today sought a high level probe against suspended SHO Navdeep Singh for his links with dreaded criminals.
In a letter to Director General of Police Mr Dinkar Gupta, the former Punjab Minister asserted that from
day one of his posting this SHO had always been in news for wrong reasons and despite being a public servant his attitude towards people had always been very hostile. He said that very serious allegations like his nexus with drug peddlers, gangsters, anti-social elements, bookies, amassing of huge wealth through corruption and others have been surfacing against him from time to time. Mr Mann said that Entire Phagwara is aware of the fact that this SHO under the open Political patronage had been shielding the dreaded criminals and victimising the poor and needy people, which is unwarranted, undesirable and intolerable.
The Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation said that Apart from adversely hitting the image of Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the activities of this SHO had brought bad name for the Punjab Police which has a glorious heritage of serving the people diligently. congratulating the Director General of Police for taking exemplary action taken against power drunk SHO Phagwara Navdeep Singh, he said that Mr Gupta have once again upheld the ethos of responsive, transparent and humane policing which is the need of hour in this time of pandemic crisis. Mr Mann said that the incident of manhandling of a poor vegetable vendor by the power mad SHO was blot on entire Police force and has once again reminded the entire globe about the atrocious British regime when such high handed ness by Police was order of the day.
However, the former Minister said that DGP immediately provided the much needed succour by suspending this SHO thereby giving a healing touch to one and all. Mr Mann urged the DGP to initiate a high level probe against this Police officer to enquire all his actions as SHO in Phagwara to give justice to people. He said that it would help in restoring the faith of people in Punjab Police.
Joginder Singh Mann