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Controversy over ‘Sh Suresh Arora Park’: Punjab DGP’s name on gate covered

punjab Updated: Mar 09, 2017 13:58 IST
HT Correspondent
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The covered name of the park that had Punjab DGP Suresh Arora’s name on it in Jalandhar on Wednesday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

 After facing embarrassment from different quarters over naming a park in the local police lines after Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora, the Jalandhar police commissionerate, on Wednesday, covered the name with a white sheet.

On Tuesday afternoon, after Hindustan Times broke the controversy over the park being given the name of DGP by commissioner of police (CP), Jalandhar, Arpit Shukla; the police headquarters ordered immediate removal of the DGP’s name from the site and rapped Shukla for doing so without taking the headquarters into confidence.

However, the inauguration stone installed by the police is still lying at the park site, still terming the park on the DGP’s name.

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The park, which was renovated by the police with the help of a local industrial house, was dedicated to the public by CP on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, the issue remained at the talking point in police and the general administration, with many senior officers questioning the move of naming a park on a serving officer.

“Shukla’s stand, that there are buildings on the name of former DGP KPS Gill, is funny. First of all, it is wrong to compare DGP Arora with KPS Gill. Second, buildings are dedicated to the officers after retirement,” said a senior police functionary posted in Jalandhar.

“There is not even one example where a serving officer has been dedicated anything like this,” he added.