Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota on Wednesday ordered all the police officials in districts or units to send unauthorised police personnel back to their parent district immediately.
In the order issued to all heads of police offices in Punjab and all officers posted out of the Punjab Police Department, Punjab DGP Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said it had been observed that some police officials on their transfer from one district or unit to another take some police officials in their personal staff or otherwise from their previous place of posting to the new station/unit after their transfer.
“This practice leads to a number of administrative problems and it needs to be discontinued in the interest of professional propriety,” the order states. The order came on the directions of Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
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The order directs all officers/officials, who have taken police officials of different ranks along with them without proper authorisation to this effect at the time of their posting/transfer(s) from one district/unit to another, to tell all such police personnel, except their security, to report back to their respective parent districts/units immediately.
Meanwhile, the DGP also asked the officers/officials concerned to send compliance reports to this effect at the DGP Office.