Ex-IPS officers write to President towards Kejriwal’s ‘boorish’ behaviour | India Information

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NEW DELHI: Greater than two dozen retired IPS officers have written to President Droupadi Murmu, urging her to “counsel” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal towards his “high-headed and boorish behaviour” with police personnel, prompting the AAP to allege that it’s the handiwork of the BJP.
The letter signed by a number of former state police chiefs cited a current spat involving Kejriwal and Gujarat Police officers over the previous’s insistence to experience an autorickshaw throughout his ballot campaigning within the state and mentioned the AAP chief’s “phrases and actions” created an “unfair spectacle” of the police power.
In an announcement, the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) mentioned the Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s (BJP) prospects within the Gujarat Meeting polls, slated to be held later this 12 months, are “very unhealthy”, which is why the letter was written.
“Clearly, the BJP is behind this letter. The BJP’s prospects in Gujarat within the forthcoming elections are very unhealthy. Their very own leaders lack any mass enchantment and are fully discredited.
“That’s the reason the BJP has to now sought the assistance of some retired cops. The AAP is gaining floor exponentially and the BJP is clueless on find out how to sort out the AAP, which is why such a letter has been written,” the assertion mentioned.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid, who is without doubt one of the signatories to the letter, mentioned, “As skilled cops, we all know {that a} politician, particularly one holding a submit like that of a chief Minister, is free to conduct his enterprise as he needs however he also needs to perceive that police are duty-bound to guard him and shouldn’t be needlessly dragged into politics.”
By his “disagreeable phrases and actions”, Kejriwal “supposed to color himself as a political martyr,” the letter mentioned, including that nonetheless, in doing so, he “unfairly created a spectacle of the police power” not solely in Gujarat, however all through the nation.
“We, subsequently, humbly request you to intervene because the Head of State and counsel Mr Kejriwal towards such high-headed and boorish behaviour that’s supposed to undermine the police power of our nation,” the letter learn.
The AAP nationwide convenor is concerned in an intense campaigning in poll-bound Gujarat, which is dominated by the BJP. AAP leaders, led by Kejriwal, have launched a no-holds-barred assault on the saffron celebration forward of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Meeting polls.
Citing the Gujarat incident, the letter written to Murmu by the retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officers mentioned the police officers enjoined with the obligation of offering safety to the chief minister acceded to his request to go to an autorickshaw driver’s dwelling in his autorickshaw.
With the intention to be certain that the requisite stage of safety was maintained and to stop any lapses within the chief minister’s security, the police official involved mentioned he would accompany Kejriwal to the situation, it mentioned.
“Nonetheless, in response to the police official’s prudent suggestion, Mr Kejriwal made sure distasteful and thoughtless remarks. These curt remarks have brought on deep harm to the police power,” the letter claimed.
As Kejriwal is the chief minister of the nation’s capital metropolis, police had been duty-bound to make sure his security, it mentioned.
“It was disheartening to notice that as a way to rating a political brownie level, Mr Kejriwal carried out himself in a fashion that totally belittled the cops for diligently obeying their duties,” it added.
The letter additionally alleged that Kejriwal “sadly” was concerned in such incidents earlier as nicely. Forward of the 2017 Punjab Meeting polls, the AAP chief had raised a “related grievance” towards the state police, demanding full withdrawal of his safety, it mentioned.
Quickly after the campaigning concluded, in a “fully conflicting stance”, Kejriwal cited “menace notion” and alleged that he was not given enough safety, the letter added.

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