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BJP leaders want Haryana DGP out till polls

A delegation of BJP leaders from Haryana has urged EC to remove state police chief MS Malik from the post till completion of polls.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2004 19:13 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

A delegation of BJP leaders from Haryana has urged the Election Commission to remove state Director General of Police MS Malik from the post till the completion of the election process as his wife is contesting from the Sonepat Parliamentary constituency on an Indian National Lok Dal ticket.

"With the declaration of Krishna Malik, wife of serving DGP, as a candidate of the ruling INLD, a direct individual involvement of the DGP himself not only in the electoral outcome of the sonepat constituency but also in the ruling party's fate in the state is obvious," a memorandum submitted to the Commission said.

The delegation led by Ganeshi Lal, state BJP president, said the movement of Malik, who is also DG vigilance, should be banned from now onwards.

The memorandum said that Haryana police and homeguards should be replaced by Central paramilitary forces of repute like CRPF and placed on active duty at the polling stations.

Taking exception to the fact that over 300 convicts had been released on parole, the delegation said that no parole, except on exceptional compassionate ground, should be granted one week before the polling date in the state.

First Published: Mar 18, 2004 19:13 IST