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SAD seeks transfer of two SSPs

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Friday demanded the transfer of two senior superintendents of police in the state, claiming that they were "close relatives" of leaders.

They said it was necessary to ensure free and fair elections in the state.

In a complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer, president's said both the officers Jalandhar Rural SSP Navjot Singh Mahal and Muktsar SSP Manjot Singh Dhesi were allegedly "vitiating the atmosphere by working as per the dictates" of the party and should be transferred immediately.

"Mahal was a relative of Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Dhesi was a relative of the chief minister's OSD Gurpreet Singh Dhesi," he claimed.

"It seems both the officers have been posted deliberately at these stations with the aim of working against candidates," he further claimed

The Akali Dal claimed that the Muktsar SSP had shown his "partisan" attitude earlier also by "facilitating booth capturing" by workers during the Zila Parishad elections, besides registering a "false" case against

The complaint said both the officers should be immediately removed from their stations to ensure they did not "misuse" their office to facilitate the Congress party and its candidates.

The complaint also informed the that "brazen poll violations" are being done by Congress workers who are offering "fake allurements" to people to grab their votes in the state.

Brar claimed the Congress workers were seeking votes by promising them additional 'aata-daal' and old-age pension cards.

The seven-phased Lok Sabha polls will be held from April 11 to May 19 and the counting of votes will be taken up on May 23. In Punjab, the will be held in a single phase on May 19.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 19:15 IST