CHANDIGARH, Punjab—In an attempt to de-intensify the rebellion against the Punjab government, Chief Minister Prakash Badal has shifted Sumedh Saini from the Post of Director General of Police. Instead, Suresh Arora has been appointed as the new DGP of Punjab police while Sumedh Saini has been appointed as Chairman of Police Housing Corporation.
Punjab government has taken the step of removing DGP Saini observing the wrath among Sikh masses. Sikhs have been protesting since past week to protest the sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and the the martyrdom of peacefully protesting Sikhs in Bargari. Ousting of Saini from the post of DGP was followed by two consecutive meetings of Chief Minister Prakash Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and DGP Sumedh Saini on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Sikh24 has learnt that Saini had himself offered Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on October 16 to step him down if his termination could put control over resentment among Sikhs.
It may be recalled that serial incidents of desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib across Punjab has caused severe unrest in Punjab. Outrage among Sikh masses following atrocities of Punjab police has caused major blunders in the state. Sikh leaders are continuously resigning from their posts and the blockades of roads on Beas river by Sikh masses has detached Majha zone from Doaba.
Background of Suresh Arora, new DGP Punjab
Suresh Arora, who has replaced Saini as the DGP of Punjab was Superintendent of Police (SP) in Amritsar (Head Quarters) during Black Thunder 1. He was SSP in Amritsar during Operation Black Thunder 2. The infamous Maal Mandi interrogation center and B division police station were under supervision of Suresh Arora.