Mustafa, who was left out of the panel sent by the UPSC, said he will approach the Supreme Court for being "ignored" in the panel while alleging that there was a conspiracy to keep his name out.
"I will move the Supreme Court for my rights," Mustafa said, asserting that he fulfilled all the parameters as per the top court guidelines for judging the suitability of the person to head the state police.
In the UPSC meeting held in Delhi to discuss the panels sent by the state government for the selection of the next DGP of Punjab on February 4, the state was represented by Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and DGP Suresh Arora.
Gupta became the new Punjab DGP after superseding five officers who are Smant Goel (who is on central deputation), DGP (STF) Mohd Mustafa, DGP (Law & Order) Hardeep Dhillon, DGP (Internal Vigilance Cell) Jasminder Singh and DGP (PSPCL) S Chattopadhayaya.
Dhillon and Jasminder are going to retire this year.
Gupta was chosen as the new DGP from the panel of three officers sent by the Union Public Service Commission.
The other two officers were DGP (Admin) M K Tiwari and DGP (Provisioning) V K Bhawra.
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