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Delhi Lt Governor suspends deputy secretary in Arvind Kejriwal’s office for corruption


Last week, the Lt Governor chaired a meeting to review the law and order situation in Delhi.

New Delhi:

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Wednesday ordered the suspension of the Deputy Secretary in Delhi’s Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s office and two subdivision magistrates (SDMs) on corruption charges.

Prakash Chandra Thakur posted as deputy secretary in the prime minister’s office, Vasant Vihar SDM Harshit Jain, and Vivek Vihar SDM Devender Sharma were suspended and disciplinary proceedings were ordered against them, according to an official statement.

The lieutenant governor on Monday also suspended two assistant engineers from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) after he found decay in the construction of EWS apartments in Kalkaji extension.

Last week, the LG chaired a meeting to review the law and order situation of the national capital, in which he was briefed on the current law and order scenario, crime data analysis, preventive measures, major challenges, reforms or initiatives undertaken is and their impact by the Delhi Commissioner of Police.

Lt. Governor appreciates the steps taken by Delhi Police, especially the separation of law and order of investigation and integration of PCR at police station level, initiatives for women’s safety, skills training by YUVA etc.

He emphasized the importance of ensuring a timely and proper investigation of the cases, with a special focus on the collection of scientific evidence in order to increase the conviction rate and thus strengthen the deterrent effect of the law.

While emphasizing the importance of public outreach and community policing, the Lt. Governor emphasized public hearings in the areas to facilitate redress of public grievances.

The lt. governor also stressed on regular training of police personnel to improve their soft skills. He placed special emphasis on improving welfare measures for police personnel, including resolving outstanding issues of pension and gratuity.

Mr Saxena also advised that the Delhi Police Housing Corporation be further strengthened to improve the satisfaction of police personnel with regard to housing facilities.

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