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Gross misrepresentation of facts by media, says CP

Commissioner of police (CP), Ambala-Panchkula, OP Singh, on Saturday issued a statement regarding the alleged punishment given to a few cops outside his office — which was reported by an English news daily— and termed it as “misrepresentation of facts”.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 22, 2015 12:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Commissioner of police (CP), Ambala-Panchkula, OP Singh, on Saturday issued a statement regarding the alleged punishment given to a few cops outside his office — which was reported by an English news daily— and termed it as “misrepresentation of facts”.


“The piece appearing in a newspaper that policemen have been ‘punished’ etc. is a gross misrepresentation of facts and concoction of unrelated events. It reflects the lack of research, deficit understanding of process and need for sensationalism on the part of the concerned,”said Singh.

He added, “Anybody who has modicum of understanding of police process and idea of man management will appreciate that hear-and-tell is the only way to get work out of people on roll. The policemen found missing from duty were summoned for personal appearance. It is a standard police practice. They were given a collective hearing on the first opportunity available and were exhorted to do the job they get paid for. The rest is figment of imagination.”

He added, “The VIP security is looked after by the security branch of the DCP office. It has nothing to do with the handful of policemen found breaching discipline and summoned for counselling. Connecting the two is again a lack of understanding of police functioning and a deliberate attempt to sensationalise the issue.”

It is important to mention here that on Wednesday night Singh had carried out night patrolling after which, he transferred Sector-5 station house officer (SHO), chargesheeted in-charge of Sector-15 police post, and also found police personnel missing from the crossing points.


He had strongly commented the ACPs for “lack of initiative and non-application of mind”. On Saturday, he also called up erring policemen for one to one hearing.

First Published: Feb 22, 2015 12:00 IST