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Punjab suspends DIG Border Range for indiscipline

None   December 08, 2012
First Published: 22:51 IST(8/12/2012) | Last Updated: 00:30 IST(9/12/2012)

The Punjab government has suspended the deputy inspector general (DIG) of border range, Paramraj Singh Umranangal.

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"He is placed under suspension for not performing his duties efficiently and creating indiscipline in the border range," read the orders issued on Saturday evening. "His headquarters during the period of suspension will be in the office of the director general of police."

The officer assumed the charge of the border range a couple of months ago upon transfer from the same post in Ferozepur range over serious irregularities in handling an abduction and rape case involving a minor victim from Faridkot.

Since the murder of assistant-sub-inspect Ravinder Pal Singh here by a Youth Akali Dal leader and subsequent introspection by the government, this is first major action against a senior police officer.

Before this, Ashwani Kumar, station house officer of Chehhertta near here, was dismissed for negligence leading to Ravinder's killing.

The police department has not reacted to the DIG's suspension officially but sources inside said the DIG's office and Amritsar police had a disagreement on the press conference after the arrest of murder suspect Ranjit Rana and others. The task of addressing the media moved from Tarn Taran police to the Amritsar police commissioner, Ram Singh, first and then DGP Sumedh Saini himself.

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