PM's security breach in Punjab: 3 police officers face penalty

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 06:37 EDT

For the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab in January 2022, the Punjab Government has initiated disciplinary proceedings for major penalty against then Director General of Police Sidharth Chattopadhyaya and two other IPS officers. The decision in this regard was taken by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Besides, an explanation has been sought from seven more IPS officers. As per a communication sent by the Special Secretary (Home) to the Secretary (Personnel), the other two IPS officers besides Chattopadhyaya against whom proceedings for major penalty are to be initiated are Inderbir Singh, the then DIG, Ferozepur Range, and Harmandeep Singh Hans, the then SSP Ferozepur. The seven IPS officers from whom explanations have been called from are Naresh Arora, G Nageshwara Rao, Mukhvinder Singh Chhina, Rakesh Agrawal, Surjeet Singh and Charanjit Singh.

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