Delhi Government’s ACB is in the news again, Due to Transfer Order This Time
Abhishek, New Delhi
The Delhi Government’s anti corruption branch is back in the news — not for action against corruption but for the escalating tension between the two factions of the senior most office bearers – Joint Commissioner MK Meena and Additional Commissioner SS Yadav.
This time eight Police officials have been transferred back to the Delhi Police from the Anti Corruption Branch, Including Inspector Vinay Malik who was removed from the post of SHO of ACB by Joint Commissioner of Police Mukesh Meena in June this year.
It is learnt that the eight officials were reportedly working for SS Yadav and reporting to the AAP government, something sources said was not agreeable with Meena. It was allegedly for this reason that Inspector Malik too was transferred out of the ACB.
In the fresh development that according to sources has taken place on September 16, 2015, the transfer order has been released for SI Girish Gothwal, HC Jitender, Constable Lalit Mohan, Rajneesh Bisht, Manish Meena, Parvinder Kumar and Prashant Chaudhary. All of them have been transferred to the Provisional and Logistics from Directorate of Vigilance. Sources said they were among the personal staff of Yadav. Gothwal is working as his Staff officer.
Incidentally the transfer orders issued by DCP Esteblishment G.S Awana from the Delhi Police Head Quarters. It is believed that this transfer order come into existent on the behest of Joint Commissioner Meena, who was appointed at the behest of the Central Government by the LG did not mention any reason for the transfer of the officers. Inspector Vinay Malik has been posted at the Police Headquarters with effect from September 17.
A Delhi Government officer said that till now no copy of transfer order has recieved in ACB. If any kind of transfer order has been issued then it is null and void because any person who is deputed in ACB could not be transferred without the consent of Chief Secretary of Delhi Government.
Reportedly in June this year, following Malik’s transfer orders, the AAP government had challenged this in the Delhi High court.