Embarrassment for Kejriwal as JK Sharma refuses to take charge as Tihar DG
In a development which is likely to trigger a face-off between Delhi government and Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, IPS officer JK Sharma has refused to take charge as DG, Tihar.
New Delhi: A day after he was appointed by the Delhi government, IPS officer JK Sharma has now refused to take charge as DG, Tihar Jail.
Reports on Wednesday said that Sharma who is a 1982-batch IPS officer of the AGMUT cadre has refused to accept his new assignment.
The development is likely to cause a major embarrassment for Arvind Kejriwal who has been at loggerheads with the Delhi LG over bureaucratic appointments.
The post had been lying vacant since February when former DG (Tihar) Alok Kumar Verma was appointed the Delhi Police Commissioner.
The Delhi Home Department had on Tuesday issued a circular announcing Sharma’s appointment as DG (Prisons) till further orders.
Within hours of the circular being issued, the Raj Bhavan declared it ''null” citing non-adherence to procedure.