Top Cops Removed, Internet Blocked After Clashes In Punjab's Patiala

Top Cops Removed, Internet Blocked After Clashes In Punjab's Patiala

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April 30, 2022

A day after Patiala witnessed clashes between two groups during an anti-Khalistan march that left four people injured, the Punjab government today took strict action against the state police, removing three top officers from their post over their failure to control the violence in the district.

New Delhi, 30 April 2022

As per news report of NDTV, The inspector general of police (Patiala Range), the Patiala senior superintendent of police and the superintendent of police were transferred from the post following orders from Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who is reportedly upset about the police response to the violence, sources told NDTV. A spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said Mukhwinder Singh Chinna has been appointed as the new IG-Patiala Range while Deepak Parik will be the new senior superintendent of police for Patiala. Wazir Singh has been appointed as the new superintendent of police of Patiala. A curfew that was imposed in the city at 7 pm yesterday was lifted at 6 am today but mobile internet and SMS services were blocked in the city to prevent rumor-mongering, officials said. All mobile internet and SMS services, except voice calls, will remain suspended in the district from 9:30 am till 6 pm, the state government said.

Source -NDTV


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