In the midst of the ongoing controversy over the transfer of Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced that everything had been cleared up and a penal of IPS officers has been sent for the post. The development came after Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit slammed Mann saying he should ascertain facts before writing to him.
Notably, Bhagwant Mann earlier on Tuesday wrote a letter to Governor Banwarilal Purohit over Chandigarh Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal’s transfer. Governor responded to the Chief Minister’s letter by saying that he was not informed of the issue by his top officials. Further, the governor said Mann unnecessarily made it a Punjab-Haryana issue.
Accusing violation of laid precedent, CM Bhagwant Mann in his letter to Punjab Governor said, “The post of Senior Superintendent of Police, Union Territory, Chandigarh has traditionally been occupied by a Punjab Cadre IPS Officer and that of Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh by a Haryana Cadre IAS Officer.”
“However, I am surprised to learn that Kuldeep Singh Chahal IPS has been repatriated to Punjab prematurely and the charge of this post has been given to a Haryana Cadre IPS Officer. This is going to disturb the balance among the States in running the affairs of UT, Chandigarh,” the letter added.