The election commission has ordered the transfer of Jalalabad deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harinder Singh following Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann’s complaint.
Mann, who is pitted against deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu in the Punjab polls from Jalalabad, said: “We have received reports with proof that DSP Harinder Singh was involved in luring voters in favour of the ruling Akali Dal at Jalalabad. We submitted a complaint along with the proof to the EC on Thursday.”
Sukhbir Badal, who is the Shiromani Akali Dal chief, represents Jalalabad in the Punjab assembly since 2009.
Deputy inspector general of police, Ferozepur range, Sukhchain Singh Gill acknowledged Harinder Singh’s transfer on the EC’s orders. He, however, expressed ignorance about Mann’s complaint and the cause behind it.