Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 30
Seven days have turned to 25 days and Haryana Home Minister is still awaiting Haryana Director General of Police Manoj Yadava’s reply on a practically non-functional Haryana State Narcotics Bureau by Haryana despite a reminder being sent to him.
Speaking to The Tribune, Vij said that he had not received a reply even though the DGP has over-stretched the seven day time-frame. “When we did not receive a reply, I sent out a reminder to him through the ACS (home). It has been over a week since that went and I am still to hear from him,” the minister said.Though the reminder sent to the DGP does not fix any time-frame, the minister said that he will take disciplinary action against the officer for failing to respond. “The reminder mentioned that the DGP should reply failing which we will initiate disciplinary action. I will wait for another couple of days and then initiate action,” he said, adding that the reply has to come to him through the ACS (home).
A day after the MHA’s extension to Yadava, Vij had forwarded a panel of senior officers to CM Manohar Lal Khattar with adverse comments about the functioning of the officer.Vij had asked Arora to seek written explanation from the DGP for “not taking interest in making NCB functional” within seven days.
Khattar repeatedly emphasised that Yadava would continue to be the DGP, Vij, in his letter to the CM, had urged him to forward the panel of officers to the UPSC since the DGP could not control his staff. On the issue of the NCB, Vij cited a demi-official letter of state NCB chief Shrikant Jadhav wherein the officer had alleged that the bureau remained only on paper even nine months after its inception due to “lack of interest by the DGP”