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LG says Delhi govt needs to take sanction on Bihar officers


New Delhi:  The AAP government’s decision to induct five police officers from Bihar in the Anti Corruption Branch has kicked off a fresh row, with the LG saying any such move will need 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. The appointments come at a time when the Kejriwal government and the LG are already locked in a bitter turf war.

Reacting strongly to the move, the LG’s office said in a statement, “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”.

It also stated that the office of the Lt.Governor has so far not received any proposal for the deputation of Bihar Police personnel from outside Delhi Police.

“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.

A request for the Bihar Police officers was recently sent by Delhi government, following which the five officers were dispatched.

The AAP government and the Lt Governor have been involved in a public spat over his powers vis-a-vis an elected government. The Centre had on May 21 issued a notification siding with the Lt Governor.

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