Captain had earlier tweeted today, “My decision to reappoint Harpreet Sidhu as STF chief is motivated by the remarkable progress that he made as the first STF chief of Punjab. Any officer with a problem regarding the appointment can say so & seek deputation with the Centre. No indiscipline will be tolerated.” Amid reports of drug becoming a concerned issue again in Punjab, the decision of re-appointing ADGP (Additional Director General of Police) Sidhu as STF chief came. Reiterating again about his government commitment to eliminate drug menace in the state, the CM has been pleading the central government for a national drugs policy to tackle the problem. Punjab is facing serious problems on drugs, as they are being smuggled not from across the Indo-Pak border but from other states as well such as Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir. After Amarinder took over as Chief Minister in 2017, Harpreet Sidhu was the first chief of STF constituted by him.
If anyone has a problem with Harpreet Sidhu’s re-posting as STF chief they’re welcome to leave Punjab & seek Central deputation. I won’t tolerate indiscipline. In any case, it’s my prerogative to take whatever decision I deem fit to tackle the drugs problem.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 20, 2019
Resentment Against STF Head: Capt says, ‘Won’t Tolerate Indiscipline’
Issuing a warning against indiscipline, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said Saturday that anyone who is not happy with the re-appointment Harpreet Sidhu as Special Task Force (STF) chief were at ease to leave the state and seek deputation with the Centre. The Chief Minister’s statement came after the reports of resentment over the re-appointment of Harpreet Sidhu. “If anyone has a problem with Harpreet Sidhu’s re-posting as STF chief they’re welcome to leave Punjab & seek Central deputation. I won’t tolerate indiscipline. In any case, it’s my prerogative to take whatever decision I deem fit to tackle the drugs problem,” tweeted Capt.