Minor reshuffle in Punjab police

Phagwara: Punjab government ordered on Saturday a minor reshuffle of mid-level police officers.

Punjab DGP Suresh Arora placed DSP Kanwalpreet Singh, under suspension for inept handling of clashes.
Punjab DGP Suresh Arora placed DSP Kanwalpreet Singh under suspension for inept handling of clashes.

Jasbir Singh Rai, who was posted as Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Counter Intelligence, in Amritsar, has joined as the new SP of Phagwara in place of Ajinder Singh, who was transferred to police headquarters in Chandigarh in the wake of Friday’s clashes, officials said today.

Manpreet Singh Dhillon, who was Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP), Cyber Crime, in Ludhiana, had joined as new DSP Phagwara.

Dhillon replaces Kanwalpreet Singh Chahal, who was placed under suspension by DGP Suresh Arora, for inept handling of clashes.

Meanwhile, Phagwara Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Iqbal Singh Sandhu, the magisterial enquiry officer, today said that he will start the probe into Friday clashes from tomorrow by hearing all the concerned parties and submit his report to Deputy Commissioner Jaskiran Singh by July 28.

The DC had ordered magisterial probe into Friday’s clashes.

The Heavy police force remained deployed here even as an uneasy calm prevailed in the town, officials said.

TST