Congress wants Moga SSP out, writes to EC

The state Congress on Tuesday lodged a complaint with Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Kusumjit Sidhu, demanding that newly appointed Moga SSP Ashish Chaudhary should be transferred, as he is "close" to the ruling government and has been enjoying field posting for the last six years.

The party alleged that Chaudhary was considered close to SAD and had been posted at important places like Bathinda, Jalandhar and Ludhiana as DCP and SSP.

"Given the political considerations, which determine the postings of police officers in this regime, it was obvious that he was close to the powers that be and may not be able to perform his duties in a neutral and impartial manner," the complaint stated, urging the Election Commission to replace Chaudhary with an officer, whose credibility was above board. Following this, Sidhu had reportedly sought a reply from the state home department.

During the last Lok Sabha elections, Chaudhary was the SSP of Bathinda, from where Harsimrat Kaur Badal had won after defeating Congress' Raninder Singh.

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