Jalandhar, August 4
A ‘bossy’ and ‘casual’ phone call to Jalandhar West MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku cost Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ludhiana Yurinder Singh Hayer dear, as the officer was transferred by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with immediate effect.MLA Sushil Rinku sent an SMS to Capt Amarinder and a complaint to DGP Punjab Suresh Arora, after which he was transferred on this Wednesday. An IPS officer, Hayer has now been posted as DIG cum Joint Direct PPA Phillaur. He served as Commissioner of Police and SSP Rural Jalandhar in quick succession a couple of years ago. The MLA said that not only DIG Hayer made ‘bossy’ and ‘casual’ phone calls, he even directed him to pay audience in his office in Ludhiana. Rinku said that he first received a threatening call from the DIG on July 21, when he was attending a cremation.Rinku said, “Hayer first asked me in Punjabi, ‘Tu MLA ban gaya?’ (Have you become an MLA?). I replied in affirmative, after which he asked me to meet him in Country Inn hotel, Jalandhar. When I informed him that I was at a cremation and could not come, he questioned ‘Tu auna ki nahi (Are you coming or not?). When I inquired ‘Kam Dasso ki hai? (Tell me what is the issue?), Hayer in return asked me ‘Tu bolda kida? (How are you talking? (sic). His behavior left me shocked and I complaint it to the CM with immediate effect”, he said.The MLA said that after the phone calls, he investigated the reason behind such calls from the DIG. “I came to know that the DIG was making the calls at the behest of former NRI Sabha president Kamaljeet Singh Hayer, who owns Country Inn Hotel. The DIG was trying to become a party in a legal matter pertaining to old police station in Bhargo Camp in my constituency while I was supporting some poor families residing in that area”, he added.It is pertinent to mention here that Rinku, a greenhorn candidate from the Jalandhar West (reserve) constituency has been in the good books of Capt Amarinder since the day he applied from this seat. Rinku was picked by Capt Amarinder over veteran congress leaders and experienced names like Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Surinder Mahey to name a few from Jalandhar West seat. A vocal leader, Rinku is a Jalandhar Municipal Corporation councilor.Following this incident, Rinku’s political approach and proximity with Capt Amarinder from Jalandhar became the talk of the region. “The CM took note of my complaint and immediately transferred DIG Hayer. I am thankful to Capt Amarinder for ensuring justice on the spot”, he maintained. Meanwhile, despite repeated attempts DIG Hayer was not available for comments.
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