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At the recently held conference at CRRID, where Vice President Hamid Ansari was the chief guest, guess who was left behind while seeing him off. It was none other than the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj Patil! It so happened that the vice president was finished with the conference 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. So he decided to leave early. In the chaos of the dignitary leaving early, the organisers of the event forgot to convey the same to the Administrator who was to see the chief guest off at the airport as a matter of protocol. Obviously, those concerned got an earful.
That the Chandigarh Administration should be appreciated, at least for being the first one to come up with a Police Complaints Authority (PCA) in the north, was the refuge sought by a UT counsel to justify the curtailing of PCA's powers to a mere recommending body. Cornered by a division bench, for deliberately issuing a notification which curtailed the powers of the PCA from directions to only recommendations, the counsel further averred that while Punjab is yet to come up with a PCA, the Haryana government has not constituted the PCA as per rules. "So you want that you (Administration) should be appreciated for being the first to come up with PCA? Alright, but if you have made something, make it complete," a division bench headed by Chief Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri quipped. Refusing to laud the Administration for its "effort", the Bench ordered that the authority be given teeth.
Who did it?
The arrest of their Superintendent of Police (SP), Desh Raj Singh, by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has left the Chandigarh Police officials in a tizzy. To add to their shock is the fact their fellow police official is the complainant and laid the trap in the case. While all are busy speculating about at whose "instance" Inspector Anokh Singh, the complainant, approached the CBI, the grapevine has it that Anokh Singh was advised and helped by a junior lady officer.