The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought action against the Police officers who allegedly participated in dharna with state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
According to the reports, the centre is contemplating striping these officers of their medals, the reports also suggest that centre may also remove names of delinquent officers from the empanelled list & bar them for a certain period from serving in the central government.
MHA sources: In addition, a number of measures are also being initiated against defaulting officers such as withdrawing medals. Centre may also remove names of delinquent officers from the empanelled list & bar them for a certain period from serving in the central government. https://t.co/ao65ga92T0
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019
These officers have been identified as West Bengal Director General Of Police Virendra, Additional Director General of Police Vineet Kumar Goyal, Additional general of Police (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma, Commissioner of Police (Bidhanagar Commissionerate) Gyanwant Singh, and Additional Commissioner of Police (Kolkata) Supratim Darkaar, NDTV reported.
Earlier, the MHA, in a letter to the West Bengal chief secretary, said that the officers had violated several provisions of the All India Service Conduct Rules. As per the rules governing the President’s police medal, “The Medal is liable to be forfeited when the holder is guilty of disloyalty, cowardice in action or such conduct as in the opinion of the President brings the force into disrepute.”