Initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata police chief, Centre to Bengal govt

Kashmir Times. Dated: 2/6/2019 2:57:43 PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 5(Agencies): In a move which may further escalate the tussle with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, the Centre on Tuesday asked the TMC government to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar for “indiscipline” and violation of services rules.
In a communication to the West Bengal chief secretary, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) said that as per the information received by it, Kumar sat on a dharna along with some police officers with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the Metro Channel in Kolkata, which is prima facie in contravention of the extant provisions of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968/AIS (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969.
“In view of the above, the West Bengal government has been requested by MHA to initiate action against the officer and intimate the action taken in this regard,” it said.
The home ministry, which is the cadre controlling authority of the Indian Police Service officers, cited Kumar's "indisciplined behaviour" and violation of service rules for initiating the proceedings.

 

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