Following the Delhi government ‘hiring’ police officers from Bihar for the Anti Corruption Bureau, the Raj Niwas on Tuesday clarified that the anti-graft body functions under the ‘authority, control and supervision’ of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, adding that it has not received any proposal for such a deputation.
“The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Delhi, being a police station, functions under the authority, control and supervision of the Lt. Governor, a position that has also been clarified by the Ministry of Home Affairs, vide Notification No 1368 (E), dated May 21,” a release from the Raj Niwas stated.
“The office of the Lt. Governor has so far not received any proposal for the deputation of such personnel from outside Delhi police. The matter will be duly examined as and when the Lt. Governor receives the formal proposal from the Vigilance department of Delhi government,” it added.
The Delhi government has ‘hired’ six police officers for the ACB, with reports stating that one Deputy Superintendent of Police and five inspectors and sub-inspectors will be joining the body soon.