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Former Punjab police chief loses in Moga

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 22:02

Chandigarh: Former Punjab DGP and Shiromani
Akali Dal candidate PS Gill lost to his Congress rival by a
margin of more than 4,500 votes in the Moga Assembly seat.

Gill, who was handpicked by the SAD-led government as the
Director General of Police in 2009, lost to Congress`s
Joginder Pal Jain by a total of 4,625 votes.

The 61-year-old former Punjab police chief, who retired
as DGP in September last year, is a 1974-batch IPS officer
from Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

He was brought to Punjab after a special request was made
by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to his Jammu and
Kashmir counterpart Omar Abdullah, requesting for his
inter-state repatriation.

In a stint marred with many controversies ranging from
police high-handedness and corruption, Gill did not enjoy any
prime postings in his cadre state other than being the
Inspector General of the Kashmir range for a brief period.

The Moga seat was earlier been represented by Gill`s

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) created history today to
become the first party ever to retain power in Punjab bucking
the anti-incumbency factor with the senior Badal, the grand
old man of the state politics, and his son Sukhbir Singh
leading the charge.


First Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 22:02

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