Taking serious note of a Station House Officer (SHO) leveling bribery charges against a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) on online messaging application Whats App, both the cops have been transferred.
The complainant, Industrial Area SHO Yashpal Vinayak, has been shifted to the recruitment training centre, while DSP (east) Anjitha Chepyala has been shifted to the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB).
ASP Parminder Singh has been given the charge of DSP (east) and Devinder Sharma is the new Industrial Area SHO.
Interestingly, SHO Vinayak has not lodged a formal complaint in the matter even after being asked to do so by senior officials. He has also not submitted any bills for the items he claimed to have arranged for the DSP.
UT SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill said: “An inquiry has been marked to ASP (headquarters) Urvija Goel who will look into the detail of the complaint.”
SENIOR OFFICIALS ISSUE ADVISORY
Senior police officials have issued an advisory to the DSPs and SHOs that officers whose conduct came under scrutiny would need to come clean before they would be trusted with sensitive posts.
It has also been clarified that social media was not to be used to air grievances, which was to be done through proper channels only.
UT IGP RP Upadhyaya and SSP Sukchain Singh Gill, held separate meetings with senior officers.
The IGP told the SSP and the DSPs that it was the failure of intelligence mechanism within the force that they did not know that such allegations were brewing within the force.
The SSP again summoned SHO Vinayak to his office.
INQUIRIES AGAINST SHO CAUSE OF FRICTION BETWEEN THE COPS
Chandigarh Police sources claim that DSP Anjitha and SHO Vinayak had been at loggerheads over the initiation of departmental inquiries against the SHO.
Sources added that the DSP had been cultivating her own sources in the field, reportedly undermining the SHO’s position.
In spite of repeated attempts, the DSP and the SHO could not be contacted.
The UT cadre SHO had complained against the Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands (DANIPS) cadre DSP of having forced him to spend around Rs 5.85 lakh on the air conditioner, renovation of her house and other sundry expenses.
Sources also claimed that a private company owning a mall had got the bathroom constructed in the Industrial Area police station and that same construction was also replicated at the DSP’s house in Sector 17.