HP police orders departmental probe after scuffle between CM Security and SP Kullu

Shimla, Jun 23
Himachal Pradesh Police which are passing under thick of controversy one after another witnessed another indisciplinary incident between top ranking cops as a minor scuffle took place outside the Bhuntar airport on Wednesday when Union minister Nitin Gadkari was to arrive in the state.
A press statement issued by the SP Bhagat Singh Thakur State police spokesperson confirmed the alleged incident stated that department level probe is already being lodged into the incident.
A Video shot from outside the airport, going viral now displayed that during the ruckus the Additional SP CM Security Brijesh Sood was seen kicking the SP Kullu. A  Social media also reported the incident .
A further inquiry of the scuffle indicated that Sood was slapped by the SP Kullu when he was at the Airport entrance. It is not clear that why the scuffle took place so far.
Communique issued by the state police headquarter here on the whatsapp group to media stated that PHQ is seized of the incident that occurred during the Kullu visit of the Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister Nitin Gadkari. DIG Central Range Madhusudan is already on the spot conducting an inquiry into the matter.
DGP Sanjay Kundu has also left for the spot to take stock of the situation.
It is worthwhile to mention that state police had hardly recovered it’s lost reputation damaged after an IG rank officer, SP , DSP and five others cops were booked in murder and in other secs of IPC and CrPC. All these policemen have been alleged of murder of a suspect during custody during investigation of Gudiya case in 2017.
State senior rank official was recently booked for another crime as a complaint was lodged by a junior rank cop in a alleged sexual harresment matter.
The state police also draw another controversy when a picture showing tops ranking IPS officers of state police were seen in a photograph with bollywood star Anupam Kher without masks.
 Besides a probe the three officers have been sent on compulsive leave. “It is hereby ordered that under section 63 of the HP Police Act, the duties of SP Kullu Sh Gaurav Singh, IPS will be performed by the DIG CR Madhusudan, IPS.
“The duties of Addl SP, CM Security, Brijesh Sood, HPS will be performed by Addl SP, IIIrd Bn Pandoh, Puneet Raghu, HPS; and IG Intelligence will immediately depute someone to perform the duties of Balwant, HPP, PSO to  CM of HP with immediate effect.,” stated the police communication.


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