The Punjab government on Saturday denied having made any wrong statement before the Supreme Court regarding the police complaint authority as alleged by Congress legislature party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar.
A government spokesperson said that the police security board (commission) was constituted on April 17, 2008, and held its first meeting on January 1, 2009. This meeting was chaired by the chief minister and attended by then DGP NPS Aulakh, then chief secretary RI Singh and then principal secretary (home) Sudhir Mittal.
"Its proceedings were put up before the Supreme Court vide annexure R-1 by the state, in the affidavit on May 3, 2009," the government spokesperson said.
Regarding the police establishment board (committee), the government said that the Punjab Police Act, 2007, provides for its creation in section 32. A similar provision in the act (section 54) provides for the police complaints authority.