Chandigarh: The Punjab authorities has determined to withdraw the state police safety from Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa after an evaluation confirmed that he had nearly no menace notion and was, in any case, getting central safety immediately accorded to him by the Union residence ministry
An official spokesperson stated that the state police safety offered to Bajwa had change into redundant since he had procured private safety immediately from residence minister Amit Shah. “A combined safety part is, in any case, not thought of good, significantly when the Rajya Sabha MP has, by choosing central safety, confirmed that he had no religion within the state police,” the spokesperson stated in a launch right here on Saturday.
The choice comes after Bajwa, a former Punjab Congress president, criticised the Capt Amarinder Singh-led authorities’s dealing with of the hooch tragedy case and demanded an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or Enforcement Directorate (ED) into it.
‘CENTRAL SECURITY NOT AT BEHEST OF CONG LEADERSHIP’
In response to the spokesperson, opposite to claims made by Bajwa, the central safety he had obtained was not on the behest of the Congress management. “The truth is, the Union residence ministry had not even consulted the state authorities to gauge the menace notion, which is normally executed earlier than offering central safety to any particular person,” the discharge stated.
Bajwa, as Rajya Sabha MP, might have merely approached the social gathering’s chief within the Home, Ghulam Nabi Azad, to hunt central safety, and as is the norm, the latter might have merely despatched his request to the Union residence ministry. Nonetheless, for some purpose, the house ministry selected to not focus on the matter of Bajwa’s menace notion with the state authorities on this case, which was a transparent deviation from the norm adopted in such instances, the spokesperson stated.
‘SHOULD HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN EARLIER ‘
The spokesperson stated that Bajwa has been getting enhanced safety from Punjab Police all this time, means past what he was entitled to as a Rajya Sabha MP. This was as a result of the state authorities determined to not withdraw the larger safety he had at his disposal as Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president. Ideally, the improved safety ought to have been withdrawn as quickly as he turned MP, with nearly zero menace notion.
Bajwa was given Z class safety by the MHA on March 19 and as of date has 25 CISF personnel for private safety, home safety and escort, in addition to two escort drivers. Until March 23, he additionally had 14 Punjab Police personnel deployed with him however a number of have been withdrawn for Covid duties. At current, he has six Punjab Police personnel and an escort with driver, which is now being withdrawn.