In a dramatic turn of event, the Delhi Police on Friday withdrew at least two of its PSOs, who had nabbed IB operatives near CBI chief Alok Verma’s house, and sent them to unknown location.
The video of two Delhi Police officials, deployed on Verma’s duty, dragging the IB operatives on Thursday had gone viral. The Friday’s extraordinary development came amidst reports that the IB had taken a dim view of its men being publicly humiliated. The angry reaction by the IB reportedly prompted the Delhi Police to send the two PSOs to a safe location.
The IB was reportedly unhappy that the PSOs in question publicly humiliated its sleuths and revealed their name and other identity details. Four IB men were caught snooping on Verma hours after he was sent on long leave in what was described as a constitutional coup.
A report by news agency ANI said that the Delhi Police and the IB were engaged in intense conversations since Thursday to resolve the crisis. The Delhi Police’s decision to withdraw two of its PSOs from the security of Verma is being seen as a precautionary step.
NDTV Hindi too reported the same confirming the news of the PSOs’ withdrawal and the subsequent transfer.
On Thursday, these four men were seen sitting in their car outside Verma’s house in New Delhi when the sacked CBI chief’s personal security staff spotted them. Suspicious of their activity, the security personnel immediately pounced on them.
Verma’s security staff recovered multiple mobile phones and identity cards of the intelligence department from them.