Facing flak from opposition Congress for the “chitta” Ravana controversy, the Punjab government on Saturday transferred Ludhiana additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-4) Jaswinder Singh with immediate effect.
State Congress leaders, who were holding a sit-in outside chief minister Parkash Singh Badal’s official residence in Chandigarh since Thursday, were demanding action against Ludhiana cops for “bias” against party activists during the clash over “chitta” Ravana. They have been demanding transfer of Ludhiana police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh and suspension of ADCP-4 Jaswinder Singh, besides attempt to murder case against Akali activists.
A spokesperson of the CM office said the ADCP had been asked to report at Punjab Police headquarters, Chandigarh, till further orders. The transfer orders came after a meeting of Punjab director general of police (DGP) Suresh Arora with Ludhiana police officials.
The Congress has hailed the transfer but is still demanding shifting of the Ludhiana police commissioner. “We want the police commissioner and other errant officials transferred,” said Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu.