Punjab sent cops for gurdwara polls, want them out: Delhi Police chief to Centre
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A senior officer, who did not wish to be named, said that despite Kumar's letter and an earlier communication dated November 22, 2012 after liquor baron Ponty Chadha's murder, many candidates and supporters still used Punjab Police security.
"The problem is that we have no figures of the number of police personnel from Punjab used for security in Delhi. We estimate that during and even after the elections, anywhere between 300 to 400 people had PSOs," the officer said.
In his letter, Kumar also cited the murder of Ponty Chadha. "It may be kindly recalled that in the recent part, personal security provided by the police of Uttarakhand to Sukhdev Singh Namdhari has come in for adverse criticism in the sensational Ponty Chadha murder case. To prevent such incidents, it is imperative that the security of the candidates be reviewed," he wrote, adding that the security of residents of Delhi was the sole responsibility of the Delhi Police.
"In the past and also now we had requested the Punjab Police to provide details of candidates who were provided security cover by way of PSOs pilots/escorts and the total number of personnel so deployed, but their reply is still awaited for reasons best known to them," Kumar's letter stated.