Chandigarh :  Haryana government on Tuesday shunted out its Additional Chief Secretary (Home), four days after the Prakash Singh Committee report found “deliberate negligence” on part of 90 officials, including IAS and IPS officers during the Jat quota agitation in February.

Senior IAS officer and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) P K Das has been relieved of the charge and replaced by another senior IAS officer Ram Niwas, an official spokesman said.

Niwas, who was ACS (Irrigation), has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Jails, Criminal Investigation and Administration of Justice Departments, he said. Around 90 officers, including IAS and IPS officers were indicted for “deliberate negligence” during the Jat quota agitation by Prakash Singh Committee and adverse comments were made against them in its report submitted to CM Manohar Lal Khattar on May 13.

The Committee was appointed on February 25 to inquire into the alleged acts of omission and commission on part of officials of both police and civil administration during the agitation From February 7 to 22. The committee had inquired into the role of officers starting from the rank of Sub-Inspector to SP in police and Naib Tehsildar or duty Magistrate to the rank of Deputy Commissioner in civil administration in the affected districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Sonepat and Panipat.

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