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Haryana minister orders suspension of 372 police officers

Anil Vij expressed his firm stance in the interest of the public, adding that the issue of over 3,229 cases not being resolved is a serious one which cannot be ignored

Ambala MLA and Haryana home minister Anil Vij (photo: Getty Images)
Ambala MLA and Haryana home minister Anil Vij (photo: Getty Images)


In an unprecedented action, Haryana home minister Anil Vij on Monday, 23 October asked director-general of police SS Kapur to suspend 372 investigating officers for not disposing of cases promptly. "It is a tough stance taken today in public interest," Vij said.

In his letter to the DGP, he said: "In this context, information was sought from the additional chief secretary (home department) on 11 May, 2023.

"I have asked many times for early disposal of the FIRs registered in the state. Last month, I ordered that an explanation be sought from all the investigating officers who have not finalised or disposed of the FIRs that were pending for over a year. The number of cases was very high, that is almost above 3,229."

Vij said the 372 investigating officers had not disposed of the pending cases and the reasons quoted by them are not satisfactory.

"They are making people move from one pillar to another for getting action on their complaints. This is a very serious matter and cannot be ignored.

"I would like that all these investigating officers be put under suspension immediately and their cases be transferred to respective deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) for final disposal within a month. Otherwise, action will be taken against those officers also," Vij told the DGP in his missive.

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