Desh Raj asked MHA to reinstate him

Tainted officer of the UT Police, Desh Raj Singh, who is presently suspended due to his arrest in an alleged graft case has moved the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to re-instate him in the UT Police as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has not submitted a chargesheet against him.

Talking to Newsline, Desh Raj Singh, the Superintendent of Police (SP) city said, "I have moved an application to the MHA. I do not know the present standing of my application, I have not received any communication about the same". He said that he had moved the application earlier this month.

The Home Secretary, Anil Kumar confirmed that the application has been forwarded to the ministry a few days back. "We have forwarded the application and now the ministry will decide whether to accept the request or not," he said.

Another senior official in the UT home department said that the sanction of such letters depends on the gravity of offense.

Presently out on bail, the IPS officer was seen in the police headquarters and other police stations where he had been posted. Sources in the police department have revealed that the SP is being considerably backed by the top brass of the UT Police department.

The IPS officer was arrested by the CBI on the complaint of an Inspector of the UT Police, Anokh Singh who was recently served a show cause notice for allegedly alluring a senior official of the police.

Desh Raj was arrested from his residence on October 19 for allegedly accepting illegal gratification from Inspector Anokh Singh of Rs 1 lakh to exonerate him of departmental inquiries against him.

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