June 2, 2023
'Counsel' Kejriwal against his 'boorish behaviour': 30 ex-IPS officers write to President Murmu | India News

New Delhi: Greater than two dozen retired IPS officers have written to President Droupadi Murmu, urging her to “counsel” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in opposition to his “high-headed and boorish behaviour” with police personnel, prompting the AAP to allege that it’s the handiwork of the BJP. The letter signed by a number of former state police chiefs cited a current spat involving Kejriwal and Gujarat Police officers over the previous’s insistence to experience an autorickshaw throughout his ballot campaigning within the state and stated the AAP chief’s “phrases and actions” created an “unfair spectacle” of the police pressure.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid, who is likely one of the signatories to the letter, stated, “As skilled cops, we all know {that a} politician, particularly one holding a submit like that of a chief Minister, is free to conduct his enterprise as he needs however he also needs to perceive that police are duty-bound to guard him and shouldn’t be needlessly dragged into politics.”

Via his “disagreeable phrases and actions”, Kejriwal “supposed to color himself as a political martyr,” the letter stated, including that nonetheless, in doing so, he “unfairly created a spectacle of the police pressure” not solely in Gujarat, however all through the nation.

“We, subsequently, humbly request you to intervene because the Head of State and counsel Mr Kejriwal in opposition to such high-headed and boorish behaviour that’s supposed to undermine the police pressure of our nation,” the letter learn.

Right this moment, me and 29 different senior retired IPS officers have written to the President of India about Arvind Kejriwal’s belittling and demeaning habits in the direction of Policemen performing their legit responsibility. To attain political brownie factors, he has made distasteful remarks. pic.twitter.com/MRDgx5urTL
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) September 20, 2022

The AAP nationwide convenor is concerned in intense campaigning in poll-bound Gujarat, which is dominated by the BJP. 

AAP leaders, led by Kejriwal, have launched a no-holds-barred assault on the saffron get together forward of the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Meeting polls.

Citing the Gujarat incident, the letter written to Murmu by the retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officers stated the police officers enjoined with the responsibility of offering safety to the chief minister and acceded to his request to go to an autorickshaw driver’s residence in his autorickshaw.

With a purpose to be sure that the requisite stage of safety was maintained and to forestall any lapses within the chief minister’s security, the police official involved stated he would accompany Kejriwal to the situation, it stated.

“Nonetheless, in response to the police official’s prudent suggestion, Mr Kejriwal made sure distasteful and thoughtless remarks. These curt remarks have brought on deep harm to the police pressure,” the letter claimed.

As Kejriwal is the chief minister of the nation’s capital metropolis, police have been duty-bound to make sure his security, it stated.

“It was disheartening to notice that in an effort to rating a political brownie level, Mr Kejriwal performed himself in a fashion that completely belittled the cops for diligently obeying their duties,” it added.

The letter additionally alleged that Kejriwal “sadly” was concerned in such incidents earlier as nicely. Forward of the 2017 Punjab Meeting polls, the AAP chief had raised a “comparable grievance” in opposition to the state police, demanding the entire withdrawal of his safety, it stated.

Quickly after the campaigning concluded, in a “utterly conflicting stance”, Kejriwal cited “menace notion” and alleged that he was not given ample safety, the letter added.

In an announcement, the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) stated the Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s (BJP) prospects within the Gujarat Meeting polls, slated to be held later this yr, are “very unhealthy”, which is why the letter was written.

“Clearly, the BJP is behind this letter. The BJP’s prospects in Gujarat within the forthcoming elections are very unhealthy. Their very own leaders lack any mass attraction and are utterly discredited.

“That’s the reason the BJP has to now sought the assistance of some retired cops. The AAP is gaining floor exponentially and the BJP is clueless on the way to sort out the AAP, which is why such a letter has been written,” the assertion stated.