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ASI suspended for touching Punjab minister's feet

Press Trust of India  |  Batala 

An (ASI) posted at police station near here was suspended for "misconduct" after he touched the feet of Tript Rajinder Singh at his residence, police said today.

ASI Palwinder Singh, who was in police uniform, entered the minister's residence yesterday and touched his feet seeking some favour from him, they said.

was furious over the incident and immediately called up IG Border S P S Parmar, asking him to suspend the ASI.

Palwinder received the suspension order on his mobile phone and was sent to police lines with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, SSP Opinderjit Singh Grumman, confirming Palwinder's suspension, said such incidents bring disrepute to the police force.

It was misconduct on the part of the ASI, he said.

said that despite messages being displayed outside his residences both in and Chandigarh not to touch his feet, the ASI went ahead with it.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:36 IST