CHANDIGARH, March 16: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Capt Amarinder Singh today questioned the appointment and continuance of a person who is facing charges in two separate murder case as the Chief of Vigilance Bureau in Punjab.
Speaking during the debate on budget in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today, Capt Amarinder Singh said, “I would be failing in my duties, if I don’t mention the appointment of an Officer as Chief Vigilance Director who is facing a trial in 2 murder cases”.He pointed out, the Honorable Supreme Court, while cancelling the appointment of Mr. Thomas, as CVC has very aptly observed that Officers of proven integrity should be appointed to such posts. “The personal integrity of the Chief Director Vigilance and the institutional integrity of Vigilance Bureau stand in tatters with the appointment of a person standing trial for murder”, he remarked.
He said, Punjab needs an impartial, efficient and effective Police force to deal with the deteriorating law and order situation, as is evident from the fact that crime during the first four years of this government increased at least by 26% as compared to the last 4 years of the Congress government. “Instead, this government has politicized the police, which is being used for settling political scores”, he observed.