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Punjab trashes snooping charges against top cop


CHANDIGARH: The Punjab govt has trashed allegations of ‘illegal surveillance’ levelled by means of director general of police (DGP) Siddharth Chattopadhyay in opposition to state police chief DGP Dinkar Gupta prior to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT).

DGP Chattopadhyay had alleged that DGP Gupta, while on deputation to the IB, had performed “illegal surveillance by means of the use of microphone illegally in March 2012 when he was on deputation with IB and was unceremoniously removed and repatriated”.


The state govt has termed those allegations as false and deceptive in its answer prior to the CAT on Friday. The govt mentioned that Gupta was repatriated to the state govt on its request and no longer on foundation of any allegations in opposition to him.

The govt justified its stand and prayed the petition to be disregarded. Chattopadhyay, together with DGP Mohammad Mustafa, have challenged the U.S. determination to appoint DGP Gupta because the Punjab Police chief. The matter would come up for hearing on May 17.

During the resumed hearing on Friday, the Union house ministry and the Punjab govt filed answer prior to the tribunal. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), former Punjab Police chief Suresh Arora, and DGP Gupta have sought extra time to report the reply.


Chattopadhyay had alleged in petition that place of work of Union defence minsiter A Okay Antony was bugged illegally in 2012 and Gupta, who was on deputation with IB at that time of time, was unceremoniously removed and despatched back to Punjab. He had claimed that the “Master File bearing on this incident is purportedly in the unique possession of chief secretary of Punjab” and the tribunal must summon and retain it. He had additionally claimed that those information weren't submit prior to UPSC. To these types of allegations, the Punjab govt replied that it was deceptive and false.


The govt said that it had followed the Supreme Court instructions and tips of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for appointment of police chief. The govt said that Gupta was the senior most officials amongst 3 officials empanelled by means of the U.S..


The Union house ministry said that Chattopadhyay and Gupta have challenged the motion of the Punjab govt and no motion of the Centre had been challenged.


This no longer the primary time DGP Chattopadhyay has attacked DGP Gupta. Last 12 months, 1986-batch IPS officer had created sensation in the the Punjab and Haryana prime court by means of stating that he was additionally probing the position of then police chief Suresh Arora and then DGP (intelligence) Dinkar Gupta in a drug case involving SSP Rajjit Singh.


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