Stalking case ‘no business’ of Home Ministry, says Kiren Rijiju

first_imgThe Home Ministry said on Monday that it had “no business” to interfere in the police investigations regarding a “local case” in Chandigarh.“The Home Ministry has no business to get into [interfere with] a local case,” Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said denying allegations made by the Congress.New SSP appointedAmid the controversy around the stalking incident, the Ministry appointed a woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Jagdalek Nilambari Vijay, as Senior Superintendent of Police, Chandigarh, a post lying vacant for months. Ms. Vijay, a 2008-batch officer of the Punjab cadre, was sent on deputation to Chandigarh on Monday.Chandigarh is a Union Territory, which is administered by the Home Ministry, in accordance with the provisions of Article 239 to 241 of the Constitution. “Since my response is strictly according to media coverage, my assessment is that the accused should not have been allowed to be let out on bail immediately. His custody ought to have been sought to verify the complaint,” Puducherry Lieutenant-Governor Kiran Bedi told The Hindu.last_img

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