Frequent transfers of Batala SSPs convey instability, insecurity in pressure
Batala, February 21
“The one factor everlasting about life is change.” This quote might as nicely be pasted on the wall behind the Batala SSP’s chair.
The spot is acceptable as a result of that’s the place the Honour Board hangs. The identical board reveals that within the final 10 years, the Batala police district has had 15 police chiefs, giving an officer a mean tenure of simply eight months. Some like Harpreet Singh have spent simply two months in workplace.
Data show that SSPs are modified right here on the drop of a hat, with none rhyme, purpose or rationale.
Senior officers say the minimal time period given to an SSP-rank officer posted in a border space should be a minimum of three years.
“Drones carrying payloads of medicine and weapons are flying in from throughout the border with a monotonous regularity. How can a police chief put up a superb struggle if she or he is aware of a switch order is imminent anytime quickly? The officer will as a rule go away it to his successor to deal with the scenario,” says an ex-minister of the world.
Incumbent Batala SSP Ashwini Gotyal’s predecessor Satinder Singh had knocked the residing daylights out of quite a few teams of gangsters working within the space earlier than he was shifted final week.
He had marginalised virtually all recognized teams of gangsters together with these aligned to Jaggu Bhagwanpuria. By the way, the gangster’s native village, Bhagwanpur, is positioned on this police district and the officer had launched a stringent drive in and round that space to make sure the town stays gangster-free.
His colleagues and constabulary had been shocked the day his switch orders landed at his desk. Ashwini Gotyal, an IPS officer, who joined final week, ought to keep in mind that she is sitting on a chair that faces a revolving door.
The Batala police district caters to as many as 5 meeting seats of the state. Of those, two have AAP MLAs, whereas the occasion management has given the reins of energy within the remaining seats to political appointees also called halqa in-charges. It’s a recognized proven fact that these satraps dictate phrases within the Police Division and any officer who dares to tackle them is shifted.
The SHOs presume that they needn’t fear about finishing up the orders of their boss as a result of he could come underneath the guillotine anytime.
“Instability and insecurity among the many decrease ranks turns into a giant drawback when police chiefs are given brief tenures. The diktats of halqa in-charges are blindly adopted as a result of SSPs know their future lies of their palms. In the event you rub a politician the incorrect method, you might be certain to be given the boot. We’re left with no possibility besides to toe the road of the political bosses as a result of they possess the powers to shift you anytime, wherever,” an ex-SSP mentioned.
The consensus amongst officers who’ve served as police chiefs is that the one factor that’s everlasting is “the sword of Damocles which hangs completely over their heads.”
Colleagues shocked at Satinder Singh’s switch
Incumbent Batala SSP Ashwini Gotyal’s predecessor Satinder Singh had knocked the residing daylights out of quite a few teams of gangsters working within the space earlier than he was shifted final week. The officer had made commendable efforts to make sure the town stays gangster-free. His colleagues and constabulary had been shocked the day his switch orders landed at his desk.