Centre May Strip Bengal’s Top Police Brass of Medals

The Centre seems to be taking a serious view with some senior IPS officials in West Bengal were seen with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, when she was protesting by holding dharna, against CBI’s raid on city police commissioner’s residence, last Sunday evening.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has already asked the West Bengal government to initiate disciplinary proceedings against five top state police officials of the state. Moreover, the centre is also said to be considering stripping them of their medals and may also bar them from central deputation as per All India Services (Conduct) Rules.

A Home Ministery sources said that centre may also remove names of delinquent officers from the empanelled list and bar them for a certain period from serving in the central government.

According to reports, the five officers have been identified as West Bengal Director General Of Police Virendra, Additional Director General of Police Vineet Kumar Goyal, Additional general of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma, Commissioner of Police (Bidhanagar Commissionerate) Gyanwant Singh, and Additional Commissioner of Police (Kolkata) Supratim Darkaar.

In a communication to the West Bengal Chief Secretary, The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that as per the information received by it, Kumar sat on a dharna along with some police officers with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Metro Channel in Kolkata, which is prima facie in contravention of the extant provisions of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968/AIS (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969.

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