The Punjab government has told the Punjab and Haryana high court that the list of 10 politicians and other people suspected to be involved in drug trade that was provided by former director general of police (DGP, prisons) Shashi Kant never existed in the state home department records.
The reply came on a direction of the high court bench of justice RK Jain, wherein the state had been asked to file a “categorical” response in this regard.
Deputy inspector general (DIG, counter intelligence) Mohnish Chawla, in his affidavit to the high court, said that no such information as stated in the media by Shashi Kant has ever existed in the department records.
Following the development, the high court disposed of the petition. Petitioner Sandeep Kumar Gupta had moved the high court to challenge the information commission order that said intelligence reports could not be shared with public under the right to information (RTI) Act.
The petitioner submitted that Shashi Kant, who had also remained additional DGP (intelligence), had claimed in the media that he had left the intelligence dossier with the then DGP and the home department.