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Har DGP to go on leave

Haryana DGP Malik has decided to go on leave for a month, following the controversy over his wife's nomination by ruling INLD to contest LS polls.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2004 12:50 PM IST

Haryana's Director General of Police MS Malik has decided to proceed on leave, following Election Commission's direction to the state government to replace him after his wife Krishna was named as a ruling INLD candidate from the Sonepat Lok Sabha constituency.

Sources close to the DGP said in Chandigarh that Malik had requested the state government for immediate sanction of 32 days Earned Leave (EL) "to thwart any unwarranted and malicious controversy by vested interests sparked through the media".

The 32 days' EL would mean that Malik would rejoin duty after the polling for the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Haryana on May 10.

Malik attended his office here as usual today as he was awaiting sanction of his EL from the state government, the sources said.

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