India News, September 23, 2006
Madhya Pradesh police chief Swaraj Puri was Friday removed from his post after being charged with fraud, cheating and misusing his office.
The government took the step after the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the state police registered a case against Puri accusing him of fraudulently getting his son admitted to an engineering college in Indore under the NRI quota.
A court here had Sep 15 directed the EOW to probe the matter, submit a report Sep 27 and complete investigation within a month. The EOW found that Puri had furnished false information in obtaining admission for his son in 2001.
When contacted, Puri retorted: “The matter is already in the court.”
EOW Director General Anand Rao Panwar will replace Puri as the new police chief.