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They have convinced CM to accept resignation, says Punjab IGP | India News


CHANDIGARH: Inspector General of Police Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said on Friday that he had convinced CM Amarinder Singh of Punjab to accept his resignation, which the IPS officer submitted after the Punjab and Haryana high court annulled their investigation into two cases of police dismissals in 2015.
This comes after the CM refused on Tuesday to accept the officer’s premature resignation in the wake of HC’s order. Singh had nearly eight years of service left before retiring.
The officer headed the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team, investigating the 2015 police action in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in Faridkot district against people protesting the alleged desecration of Guru Granth Sahib. Two people were killed when the police shot Behbal Kalan while protesting against the desecration of the holy book in Bargari, also in Faridkot.
Speaking to reporters, the IPS official said: “I met with the prime minister. He tried to convince me, but I convinced him and he agreed ”.
“I assured him that even while out of my service, I will offer the full help and support that the government may require in this case,” he added.
Faced with demands from some opposition leaders that the SIT report be made public, the IPS official said: “It is already public. What is presented to the court as a challan is a public document ”.

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