Security cowl of 122 ex ministers, MLAs in Punjab to be withdrawn

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Chandigarh, Mar 12: The Punjab Police has ordered the withdrawal of safety cowl of 122 former ministers and MLAs, days earlier than AAP chief Bhagwant Mann takes over because the chief minister.

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Personnel deployed on particular orders of the courts will, nonetheless, not be withdrawn, the letter by the extra director normal of police (safety), dated March 11, to police commissioners, senior superintendents of police and different senior cops talked about.

Distinguished amongst those that stand to lose their safety cowl are former ministers Manpreet Singh Badal, Raj Kumar Verka, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Brahm Mohindra, Sangat Singh Gilzian and former speaker Okay P Singh.

Badal, who misplaced from Bathinda City seat, is being protected by 19 safety personnel whereas Ashu is guarded by 16 of them, in line with the Punjab Police.

The names of Congress leaders who’ve gained the current meeting elections — Pargat Singh, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Rana Gurjeet Singh, Tript Rajender Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Sarkaria and Barindermeet Singh Pahra – additionally determine within the record.

The safety cowl of Warring, who was the previous transport minister, comprised 21 personnel, the very best among the many leaders that determine within the record.

Navjot Kaur Sidhu, spouse of Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, can even lose her safety cowl. She is being protected by seven personnel.

Distinguished among the many BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal leaders, who will lose their safety cowl are Daljit Singh Cheema, Tota Singh, Sikandar Singh Maluka, Chunni Lal Bhaga, Manoranjan Kalia, Anil Joshi, Dinesh Babbu Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, and former MLAs Sharanjit Dhillon and Pawan Kumar Tinu.

The record additionally consists of the names of former AAP MLAs Jagtar Singh Jagga, Kanwar Sandhu, Amarjit Singh Sandoa and HS Phoolka.

Lok Insaaf Get together’s Bains brothers — Simarjeet Bains and Balwinder Bains — can even lose their safety cowl.

Additional, the record consists of the title of former chief of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and ex-MLA Gobind Singh Longowal.

In the meantime, mentioning that the personnel deployed on particular courtroom orders will stay, the letter said, “In case any fresh, specific input regarding threat to a protectee is available with the local police, prior clearance may be obtained from ADGP/security, Punjab, before withdrawal of security.”

Story first revealed: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 23:25 [IST]

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