May 14, 2016

Police administration is "weak" in Haryana: Prakash Singh

Chandigarh,  Former IPS Prakash Singh, who inquired into role of civil and police officers during Jat quota agitation, today submitted his report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and said the police administration in Haryana is "weak".

"Our police administration has become weak and it is also weak in Haryana," Singh, former Director General of Police (DGP) of UP and Assam said while addressing media here.

Sing was appointed Chairman of the Committee to inquire omissions and commission on the part of all officers of civil and police administration during Jat quota agitation from February 7 to 22.

The Committee, set up by Haryana government in aftermath of violence and arson during pro quota Jat stir, today submitted its report to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here.

"I have been saying, not in the context of Haryana but for the whole country, that police administration has been decaying," said Singh.

"Police administration has decayed to the extent that it cannot perform well in the event of a big challenge which threatens national as well as internal security. You have seen a big example of it in Haryana," he said.

"Tomorrow if any other challenge arises in other state, there is a possibility that you shall see similar anarchy (as in Haryana) in that state also," Singh said.

However, he underscored on the need to provide right kind of leadership and equipment to Haryana police for raising the bar of their performance in dealing with challenging situation.

"I have seen in Haryana, you have the toughest human material of the country. If you give them (Haryana police) right training, right leadership, right equipment and more importantly right recruitment (manpower) and motivation, this police will take you new heights," said Singh.

"If you provide hard training to this police (Haryana) for 3 to 4 years, they will also bring laurels if they are sent to Afghanistan," said retired IPS officer.

Haryana police was criticised for its alleged failure in controlling large scale violence in several parts of the state during Jat quota agitation. 

SOURCE - indiatoday