High Court’s comment on former SSP’s petition: It is necessary to stop the practice of VIP treatment on taxpayers’ money TOU

High Court’s comment on former SSP’s petition: It is necessary to stop the practice of VIP treatment on taxpayers’ money

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High Court’s comment on former SSP’s petition: It is necessary to stop the practice of VIP treatment on taxpayers’ money

Vivek Sharma, Amar Ujala, Chandigarh

published by: Ajay Kumar
Updated Sat, 16 April 2022 02:59 AM IST

Summary

The practice of giving VIP treatment to someone at the expense of the state, using taxpayer money, has to be stopped. With these observations, the High Court dismissed the petition related to the security of Jaskirat Singh Chahal.

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Dismissing a petition challenging the removal of security cover of former Punjab Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jaskirat Singh Chahal, the Punjab-Haryana High Court has made it clear that it has become imperative to stop the practice of VIP treatment on taxpayers’ money. With this, the High Court approved the decision of the Punjab government to withdraw his security.Jaskirat Singh Chahal, while filing the petition, told the High Court that he had received the Police Medal for his services. He played a remarkable role in the era of terrorism in Punjab. During this his house was also set on fire. Since then he had got a private security officer.

On 4 April 2017, the Punjab government withdrew his security. The petitioner has appealed that the personal security officer should be provided to him again. In response, the Punjab Government stated that based on the intelligence report and after reviewing the security, it was found that there was no threat to the petitioner. Based on these reports, it has been decided to withdraw the security of the petitioner.

The High Court, after hearing all the parties, ruled that no such incident has happened with the petitioner in the recent past, due to which his safety is felt. At the same time, this demand for security does not seem to be related to any threat but to presenting oneself as a VIP.

The High Court held that limited public resources cannot be ordered to be used for prestige. The practice of giving VIP treatment to someone at the expense of the state, using taxpayer money, has to be stopped. With these observations, the High Court dismissed the petition related to the security of Jaskirat Singh Chahal.

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Dismissing a petition challenging the removal of security cover of former Punjab Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jaskirat Singh Chahal, the Punjab-Haryana High Court has made it clear that it has become imperative to stop the practice of VIP treatment on taxpayers’ money. With this, the High Court approved the decision of the Punjab government to withdraw his security.

Jaskirat Singh Chahal, while filing the petition, told the High Court that he had received the Police Medal for his services. He played a remarkable role in the era of terrorism in Punjab. During this his house was also set on fire. Since then he had got a private security officer.

On 4 April 2017, the Punjab government withdrew his security. The petitioner has appealed that the personal security officer should be provided to him again. In response, the Punjab Government stated that based on the intelligence report and after reviewing the security, it was found that there was no threat to the petitioner. Based on these reports, it has been decided to withdraw the security of the petitioner.

The High Court, after hearing all the parties, ruled that no such incident has happened with the petitioner in the recent past, due to which his safety is felt. At the same time, this demand for security does not seem to be related to any threat but to presenting oneself as a VIP.

The High Court held that limited public resources cannot be ordered to be used for prestige. The practice of giving VIP treatment to someone at the expense of the state, using taxpayer money, has to be stopped. With these observations, the High Court dismissed the petition related to the security of Jaskirat Singh Chahal.

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