Phq issues notice to suspended DGP

Raipur,July 02: The Police headquarters has written letter to the suspended DGP Mukesh Gupta seeking clarification about remaining absent in the office right since his suspension.

On the other hand, Mukesh Gupta has sent reply to the Police headquarters that during suspension period it is not compulsory to come to the office. The Police department seems to act tough against the suspended DGP Mukesh Gupta reportedly facing allegations of his involvement in CSC and phone-tapping scam. Earlier also Gupta was issued notice for remaining absent on duty during the suspension period and as per reports, he is not coming to office right since 9 Feb 2019, that too without any prior information to the office.

The last notice issued was on 14 May 2019. It was on 20 May2019, Mukesh Gupta sent reply to the notice to Police Hq’s citing provisions of central government and said that during the suspension period it is not compulsory for the officer to come to office or register his attendance. The police headquarters crosschecked any such provision for government centre from Central government, but could not find any.

They even tried to get copy from Union Home Ministry in Delhi, but could not receive it. In this regard, Addl. DGP Ashok Juneja had written a letter to the Addl. Chief Secretary (Home) demanding disciplinary action against Mukesh Gupta for remaining absent on duty during this suspension period. It is notable that in the CSC and phone-tapping scam, Mukesh Gupta was called by EoW to submit his statement, but he expressed his ineligibility in submitting the same, saying that he is busy in admission of his daughter. Despite all this he has been asked to be present on July 5 without fail.

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