Accusing police of bias against its leaders and workers after a clash with Akali supporters over ‘Chitta’ Ravan, the Congress seems to be on a spree to embarrass the men in khaki. After pasting ‘proud to be Akali’ posters outside the office of police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh, Congress workers on Friday left the Dakha deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Ajayraj Singh red-faced by presenting him a shawl with ‘proud to be Akali’ stickers on it.
Interestingly, the DSP was clueless of the mischief and received the honour with a smile and that too in uniform. He realised that he had been tricked only when the pictures went viral on the social media.
The officer later lodged a complaint with his superiors, seeking action against the Congress leaders.
A group of Congress leaders led by Major Singh Mullanpur, who is also the Malwa zone president of Jat Mahasabha, reached the office of the DSP on the pretext of handing him over a memorandum on drugs issue.
As the DSP received the memorandum, the Congressmen expressed their desire to honour him with a shawl. With the officer’s nod, they put the shawl with ‘proud to be Akali’ stickers on his shoulders. Ignorant about the stickers, the DSP smilingly posed for the pictures afterwards.
Justifying the mischief, Mullanpur later said the DSP was a failure in reining in drug peddlers and his only concern as to please his ‘Akali’ bosses.
The DSP told HT that he was deceived and he has informed about the sequence of events to his seniors.