Punjab Police withdraw safety cowl of 184 ex-ministers, former MLAs
Chandigarh, April 23
Punjab Police have ordered withdrawal of safety cowl of 184 former ministers and ex-MLAs and different leaders.
Personnel deployed on particular orders of the courts, nevertheless, wouldn’t be withdrawn, stated a letter by the extra director common of police (safety).
The letter dated April 20 was despatched to senior law enforcement officials, together with police commissioners and senior superintendents of police.
Outstanding amongst those that stand to lose their safety cowl are former ministers Surjit Kumar Rakhra, Sucha Singh Chhotepur, Janmeja Singh Sekhon, Bibi Jagir Kaur, Madan Mohan Mittal, Tota Singh and Gulzar Singh Ranike.
The safety cowl of the household of former chief ministers and different ministers was additionally withdrawn.
Household of former Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi; Raninder Singh, the son of former CM Amarinder Singh; Puneet Kaur, the spouse of former minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon; Arjun Badal, the son of former finance minister Manpreet Badal, will lose their safety cowl.
Different relations of politicians to lose their safety have been Charanjit Kaur Bajwa, the spouse of Congress MLA Partap Singh Bajwa; and Udaybir Singh, the son of former minister Sukhjinder Randhawa.
Police additionally withdrew safety cowl of Rajeev Shukla, former MP and former chairman of IPL; Mahi Gill, who was the star campaigner for BJP within the state meeting polls; and Sidhant Chattopadhyay, the son of former DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyay.
The BJP leaders whose safety cowl was withdrawn included Punjab BJP common secretary Jiwan Gupta, former Punjab BJP chief Rajinder Bhandari and Rajesh Bagga.
The safety of former Akali and Congress MLAs, together with Gobind Singh Longowal, Jeet Mohinder Singh, Karan Kaur Brar, Balbir Singh Ghunas, Deep Malhotra, Mantar Singh Brar, Joginder Pal Jain, Arvind Khanna and Sarabjit Makkar was additionally withdrawn.
Punjab Youth Congress chief Barinder Dhillon, former Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh, former Jathedar of Patna Sahib Giani Iqbal Singh, and a few SGPC members, together with Amarjit Singh Chawla and Surjit Singh Garhi, additionally misplaced their safety cowl.
Final month, police had withdrawn the safety cowl of former ministers and MLAs.