| Ludhiana |
Up to date: December 13, 2020 2:12:47 pm
Expressing solidarity with protesting farmers, a serving officer of the Punjab police resigned from his publish on Saturday. Lakhminder Singh Jakhar, who was posted as Deputy Inspector Normal (DIG), Prisons, in Chandigarh, mentioned he resigned on Saturday. “I’ve accomplished all of the formalities and therefore, I don’t assume that there shall be any problem in accepting my resignation,” he mentioned.
Jakhar was suspended in Might over graft costs. The 56-year-old officer was, nevertheless, reinstated two months in the past.
In his resignation letter, Jakhar provided ‘to deposit three months’ wage of discover interval and different arrears as effectively, in order that he will be relieved on the earliest.’
“I’m a farmer first and a police officer later. No matter place I’ve received in the present day, it’s as a result of my father labored as a farmer within the fields and he made me research. Therefore, I owe my all the things to farming,” Jakhar mentioned.
He served as a Captain within the 14 Punjab (Nabha Akal) regiment as brief service fee officer from 1989- 1994 and later joined the Punjab police.
Parveen Kumar Sinha, Assistant Director Normal of Police, Jails, mentioned Jakhar has submitted his resignation to the Principal Secretary (Prisons), DK Tiwari. “He was reinstated about 2 months in the past and was at the moment posted at Chandigarh headquarters,” Sinha mentioned.
Jakhar mentioned his 81-year-old mom does farming and ‘supervises all the farming operations within the village’. “I couldn’t look into her eyes, when she requested me what was my opinion of our farmer brothers and sisters braving the chilly in Delhi since November 26 whereas they’d been on roads in Punjab as effectively since mid-September,” Jakhar mentioned.
He mentioned his mom inspired him to resign in order to take a seat with farmers in Delhi. “I’m prone to go to Delhi quickly,” he mentioned.
In 2012, Jakhar was within the information when he was serving as Patiala Jail superintendent and had returned the dying warrants of Balwant Singh Rajona, the prime accused convicted for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.
In September, Jakhar had posted an image standing on standing in his fields in Killianwali village with a message ` I’m a farmer. I help the farmers from my coronary heart.’
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