PCS officers on mass depart from at the moment over RTA arrest
Chandigarh, January 8
Sad with the registration of instances by the Vigilance Bureau, bureaucrats within the state are able to tackle the federal government.
Whereas the PCS Officers Affiliation has already introduced that officers will go on mass informal depart for every week, starting Monday, the IAS Officers Affiliation is learnt to have requested for a gathering with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann tomorrow to precise resentment over the registration of a case towards their colleague Neelima within the PSIEC plot rip-off.
Narinder Singh Dhaliwal (RTA) in Ludhiana had been arrested illegally, wrongfully and arbitrarily and with out due process on the idea of a mere assertion of a non-public particular person. —PCS Officers Affiliation
The PCS affiliation, the primary to take up the cudgels towards the apply of the VB not taking any prior sanction earlier than it arrested Narinder Singh Dhaliwal (RTA) in Ludhiana, held a gathering in Ludhiana and determined to proceed on mass informal depart.
In a press assertion, the affiliation mentioned he had been “arrested illegally, wrongfully and arbitrarily and with out due process on the idea of a mere assertion of a non-public particular person.”
“The difficulty of the arrest of the RTA, Ludhiana, who can be a PCS officer, was mentioned because it was equivalent to the case of Tarsem Chand, one other PCS officer arrested final 12 months. The Structure upholds the rule of legislation which is obtainable to each citizen. It was famous that on this case, this proper has been unconstitutionally denied throughout the arrest of Dhaliwal. It was famous that beneath Part 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act, no police officer shall conduct an inquiry or investigation into any offence alleged to have been dedicated by a public servant beneath this Act, the place the alleged offence is relatable to any resolution taken by such public servant in discharge of his official operate with out the earlier approval of the competent authority, who’s the Chief Secretary,” it mentioned.
The assertion additionally mentioned the affiliation was distraught with such unorderly conduct of the vigilance whereby the Normal-Working Procedures beneath Part 17A of the Prevention of Corruption Act had been blatantly violated. They reiterated that they had been towards corruption, however had been combating for his or her rights. Even within the case of IAS officer Neelima being booked by the VB, sanction beneath Part 17 A was not taken.
“We will even submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister concerning their calls for with a replica to the Chief Secretary, the Principal Secretary, Personnel, the Secretary (Vigilance) and the Secretary (Transport). A grievance towards the illegality by the bureau can be submitted to the police grievance authority for taking motion towards them in each instances,” they mentioned.