New Delhi: Amid the controversy between Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and AAP government, Jung has kicked a fresh controversy by saying the AAP government’s decision to induct five police officers from Bihar in the Anti Corruption Branch needs his prior sanction.
Three inspectors and two sub-inspectors of Bihar Police have joined Delhi government’s ACB after a request in this regard was sent by the AAP government.
In a statement LG office said, “The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Delhi…functions under the authority, control and supervision of the Lt Governor, a position that has also been clarified by Ministry of Home Affairs”.
“The office of the Lt. Governor has so far not received any proposal for the deputation of such personnel from outside Delhi Police. The matter will be duly examined as and when the Lt.Governor receives the formal proposal from the Vigilance department of Delhi government,” LG office also said.
During last few weeks the AAP government and the Lt Governor have been involved in a tussle over his powers vis-a-vis an elected government. The Centre had on May 21 issued a notification siding with the Lt Governor.
Following the notification the Delhi Assembly passed a resolution against Centre’s order that gave Lt.Jung final say in the postings and transfers of bureaucrats in the capital.