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Delhi: Tempers flare between 2 IPS officers at meeting, enquiry ordered

An inner inquiry has been initiated right into a verbal spat between two IPS officers throughout a gathering on the Police Headquarters final month, after a letter was despatched by Particular CP (Site visitors) Muktesh Chander to the Commissioner’s Secretariat, it’s learnt.

The letter additionally factors to ‘misconduct’ by one of many senior IPS officers. When contacted, Chander, at whose workplace the argument happened throughout a gathering, refused to remark, saying it’s a departmental matter.

A senior police officer stated a gathering was known as on August 10 in a convention corridor on the PHQ in reference to visitors preparations for Independence Day. “It was an agenda-based assembly; a number of Further CPs and, DCPs and their subordinates had been current. Chander had requested all officers to come back with preparations… Nevertheless, a JCP (visitors) arrived 20 minutes late,” stated the officer.

Irked, Particular CP Chander requested the JCP why he was late, it’s learnt. Through the assembly, Chander wished to debate the visitors unit’s funds, however the JCP interrupted him and requested him to debate solely visitors preparations. Chander responded that he had already knowledgeable everybody of the agenda that they’d talk about the funds too.

“Throughout discussions, one of many extra CPs blamed the JCP, claiming they’d stopped clearing essential information from his workplace. The JCP denied the allegations and blamed his junior. The 2 began arguing and entered right into a verbal spat in entrance of Chander,” the officer stated.

The Particular CP and others current within the assembly tried to intervene, however they refused to pay attention. “After 15 minutes, Chander received up and left the convention corridor, saying he needed to attend the police commissioner’s assembly. Some officers left together with him, leaving the 2 arguing officers within the convention corridor.”

After August 15, Chander despatched a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana informing him in regards to the incident and recommending disciplinary motion. “Asthana requested Particular CP (Delhi Armed Police) Robin Hibbu to conduct an inquiry and submit a report. Hibbu known as all officers current within the assembly to file their statements and submitted his report back to the Commissioner’s Secretariat,” the officer stated.

Hibbu didn’t reply to calls and messages in search of a remark.

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