Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune News Service
Shimla, December 23
Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu today said the black sheep in the police force would be identified and postings would be done strictly on merit and not on any political considerations.
- Police officials will be evaluated & then posted on key positions
- In narcotics-prone zones, officials to undergo drug test
- Measures come following the suspension of Nadaun SHO, booked in bribery and NDPS cases on December 22
The police chief’s remarks come in the wake of the suspension of Nadaun SHO, who attempted to run over the Vigilance team that had laid a trap for him in a bribery case on December 21.
The DGP said a 360-degree review on working and integrity of officials would be evaluated before posting them at key positions. “Identify the black sheep in the force and carry out the drug test of officials of doubtful integrity, especially those posted in narcotics-prone areas,” said the DGP, while chairing a video-conference today with the IGs, SPs and SHOs. “I am deeply disturbed as such incidents cast a shadow on the working of the police and wash away the good deeds done by the force,” said the DGP.
The SP, Hamirpur, has been told to constitute an SIT to nab the SHO, who has been absconding since the Vigilance tried to catch him while accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 on the complaint of one Shiv Singh of Mandi.
The private car (HP 80 -6618) abandoned by the accused was traced near the cricket stadium and “chitta” was recovered from it. The case details will be sent to the ED for exemplary action.