5 DGP in 10 months: why Punjab police ‘music chairs’ have raised concerns

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party reshuffles in Punjab police have resulted in the border state achieving its fifth police chief in 10 months and a completely new leadership in key positions in the central police.

While three police chiefs were dismissed during the previous Congress regime, the AAP government dismissed a director general of police (DGP) and replaced him with a new officer.

Gaurav Yadav, a 1992 batch officer and acting police chief, is a batch mate of AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and was chief secretary to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, three other officers of the same batch they have also been promoted to the rank of DGP. Officers who now hold key positions such as intelligence, law and order and security are now from the 1997, 1993 and 1994 batches of the Indian Police Service (IPC), respectively.

However, at a time when the Punjab is facing major challenges in terms of law and order, whether it is the grenade explosion in Ludhiana or the assassination of singer Sidhu Musewala, these incidents have made that no senior police officer may attend three or four in a row. days at a time. The month has not been in any publication.

This remodeling is not limited to just senior ranks.

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