Punjab Govt has shifted DGP Sumedh Saini and Suresh Arora has been appointed new DGP in place of Saini. Sumedh Saini has been posted as Chairman -cum-DGP Police Housing corporation.The decision to shift Sumedh Saini was taken late night after the protests throughout Punjab continued.
Saini was posted to the state police housing corporation in a move seen to placate frayed tempers and resentment brewing against the police after the recent firing in Faridkot district that left two Sikhs dead during a protest against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.
It is learnt that the decision to transfer Saini followed meetings of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal with the outgoing police chief on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning.
After reviewing the situation in the state, the political leadership told the DGP that given the volatile situation and people’s anger towards the police, it had no option but to remove Saini as a last resort to defuse the tension.
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