Ahmedabad: Former DGP of Gujarat R B
Sreekumar has sought intervention of Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram for appointment of a DGP in the state, alleging
that absence of a full-time leader has `crippled` the police
In a letter written on March 15 to the Union Home
Minister, Sreekumar has also requested him to direct the
Narendra Modi government to fill up vacancies at senior levels
through promotions, within a prescribed time frame.
"Non-appointment of a full-fledged regular DGP(Director
General of Police) in Gujarat since September-2010 has
immensely crippled the quality of service of the state police,
particularly of the IPS officers," Sreekumar said in his
letter made available today.
Police, like any force in uniform, put under regimental
discipline, functions on the strength and stamina of the
hierarchal command and control system, he stated.
"An enfeebled leader, not empowered with the rank and
position intrinsic to the post of DGP, will never inspire
confidence in the rank and file," Sreekumar added.
The Gujarat police is today headed by Incharge DGP
Chitranjan Singh after retirement of S S Khandwawala, in
September 2010. The state does not have a single police
officer in the rank of director-general (DG) with four DG
posts lying vacant.