CHANDIGARH: Inspector general of police
Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh
on Friday said he has convinced
CM Amarinder Singh to accept his resignation, which the
officer submitted after the Punjab and Haryana high court reportedly quashed his probe into two cases of police firing in 2015.
This comes after the CM had on Tuesday refused to accept the premature resignation of the officer following the HC order. Singh had nearly eight years of service left before retirement.
The officer was heading the special investigation team of the Punjab police, probing the 2015 police action in Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in Faridkot district against people protesting over the alleged desecration of the
Guru Granth Sahib
. Two people were killed in the police firing at Behbal Kalan while they were protesting against the desecration of the sacred book at
, also in Faridkot.
Speaking to reporters the IPS officer said, “I met the chief minister. He tried to convince me, but I convinced him and he agreed”.
“I gave him assurance that even being outside my service, I will offer full help and support that may be required by the government in this case,” he added.
On demands by some opposition leaders that the SIT report be made public, the IPS officer said, “It is already public. What is presented before the court as challan is a public document.”