Days after calls for his removal, Anurag Aggarwal finally relieved, Anurag Verma is Punjab's new Home Secretary
A 1993-batch officer Anurag Verma has been appointed as new Home Secretary.Author : Priyanka Vinayak
Days after Jails and Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa sought resignation of advocate general, home secretary and Vigilance Bureau top director in DGP Saini’s arrest case, the Capt Amarinder-led-Congress government has finally removed Anurag Aggarwal from the Home Secretary post.
A 1993-batch officer Anurag Verma now has been appointed as new Home Secretary.
Anurag Aggarwal recently faced backlash from Punjab Ministers and among other officials after Punjab and Haryana HC termed Saini’s arrest illegal and granted bail to him in corruption case.
Even Cabinet Minister Randhawa through a tweet asked Punjab CM to sack Home Secretary, Advocate General and Vigilance Director for bringing embarrassment to the state.
The transfer of Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal comes at a time when elections in Punjab are just six months away. Besides, the Congress government is already reeling under pressure as its own party leaders are up in arms against the CM over unfulfilled poll promises.