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‘Drug-tainted’ SSP named for state award, file under lens 

Chandigarh: The state police have landed themselves in a sticky situation with their one wing recommending Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh for the state award for his devotion to duty ahead of the Republic Day, while another wing accusing him of having links with drug smugglers.

The recommendation, based on SSP’s role in solving series of targeted killings, was allegedly made in a controversial manner in the last few days when DGP Suresh Arora was out of the state for attending a national conference of the DGPs.

Usually, a committee of officials from the Home and Police Departments makes recommendations. The committee had listed six names, but a separate communication from the DGP office recommended Raj Jit Singh’s name as well. The recommendation letter, however, did not have the approval of the DGP or the committee.

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