Delhi top cop moves CAT

Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar has moved the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) apparently aggrieved over non-inclusion of his name among the three officers shortlisted for being considered as the next CBI Director.

Kumar, a 1976 batch IPS officer, has approached the Tribunal questioning the procedure for picking the three officers and excluding his name for the top post of country’s premier investigating agency, official sources said.

The CAT is likely to hear the matter later this week, they said. CBI Director A P Singh’s tenure ends on 30 November.

Kumar’s name does not figure in the officers shortlisted by the Central Vigilance Commission for selection as the next CBI Director.

Kumar is credited with cracking the case relating to the assassination of Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, solving of American Center shootout of 2002 which led to extradition of Aftab Ansari from Gulf, the Bombay blast and UTI scam.

The CVC-headed selection committee has cleared a panel of three senior IPS officials including Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force Director General Ranjit Sinha, a 1974-batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre; Director General of National Investigation Agency S C Sinha (Haryana:1975); and former UP D G Atul (UP:1976).

Their names have been put before the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the sources said.

As per the norms, a six-member committee led by Central Vigilance Commissioner selects three officers for the post of CBI Director.The committee comprises Home Secretary, Personnel Secretary, incumbent CBI Director and two Vigilance Commissioners.

The selected officer gets a fixed tenure of two years as the CBI give him money. He saw there was more money and asked for all the cash but she refused,’ they said.

Singh then allegedly tried to snatch the currency from Kaur and during the altercation, Kaur caught hold of the beard of the culprit, they said.

‘The accused inflicted fist blows on Kaur and when she fell down, he smothered her and killed her. After some time he opened the door as Balbir Kaur was knocking the door and was raising a hue and cry. As soon as Balbir Kaur entered the room he overpowered her and after smothering he killed her also,’ police said.

After killing both the women, the accused poured mustard oil on both the bodies and also put some polythene papers and set them ablaze, they said.
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