No leave for UT cops till Nov 21, courtesy Rampal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2014 15:34 IST

The Chandigarh police personnel who have been over worked for the past couple of days will have no respite until November 21 as they will not be given leave till then, according to a circular issued on Tuesday.

The move comes in the wake of Hisar-based self-styled godman Rampal’s appearance before the Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday.

Though the cops are ready to oblige the order from their seniors, it was not without complaint.

A station house officer (SHO) said the entire team, along with branches such as economic offences wing (EOW) and the crime against women cell were busy with mock drills. These drills were held following intelligence inputs of a possible law and order problem in the city.

Another SHO, on condition of anonymity, said they had been overworked since November 5 when they were deployed on security duty.

“At night, we are on duty at the railway station or bus stops; during the day we are on the crime beat in our respective areas. This takes a toll on health.”

Teams have been constituted to set check points at the different entries to the city, and to keep a check on the law and order problem.

However, UT SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill defended the no-leave-policy and said the situation demanded it.

He, however, said those with medical emergencies would be considered for leave.

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