The services of Fatehgarh Sahib senior superintendent of police (SSP) Gurmeet Singh Randhawa have been terminated following the new government policy that says the extension given to a state government official would be withdrawn if he is facing criminal charges or has been prosecuted by a court.
Randhawa, a Punjab Police Services officer, was granted two years' extension on September 1, 2013, and was to retire on August 30.
Randhawa is facing two CBI cases for alleged kidnapping, abduction and elimination of a man during the anti-terror operation between 1984 and 1995.
Amrik Kaur, a native of Amritsar, had moved the Supreme Court against the disappearance of her husband Amrik Singh, and their son and submitted an affidavit before the CBI in 1997. The CBI had filed charges against Randhawa.
The CBI had booked him in 1997 and again in 2000 for abduction and kidnapping. The cases were registered after the agency issued a public notice, saying it was holding an inquiry into the disposal of unidentified and unclaimed dead bodies in Amritsar, Majitha and Tarn Taran between June 1984 and 1994.
Randhawa was not available for comment.