No police security for people from outside the state, Punjab told

Chandigarh, July 16 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday directed the Punjab government to withdraw police security provided to people from outside the state.

The high court directed the state government to submit a compliance report on the matter within four weeks.

The direction from the high court came on a public interest litigation filed by lawyer H.C. Arora challenging the security being provided to people from outside the state at the cost of public money.

Arora said the security cover provided to outsiders was illegal.

The controversy about misuse of police security erupted after a shootout at a Delhi farmhouse of billionaire liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep. Both the brothers were killed in the shootout Nov 17 last year.

Punjab Police armed security was provided to Ponty Chadha and Hardeep without their holding any official position in the state.

Sources in police said at least eight armed security personnel were provided to the Chadha brothers, mainly owing to their proximity to politicians in Punjab.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also the state home minister, earlier this year cut down the number of security personnel provided to VIPs and other influential people. However, the security cover to the Chadha brothers was not reduced.

Punjab Police security has been provided, among others, to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, Himachal MP and Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president Anurag Thakur, Akali Dal Delhi unit chief Manjit Singh GK and others.

--IANS (Posted on 16-07-2013)

punjab-news headlines

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Capt questions Jaitley's timid silence on crucial Punjab specific issue

Amarinder condemns attack on Amritsar party office

AAP emerges as third force in Punjab

Badal under delusion of Modi wave while BJP sees none: Bajwa

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top