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Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu resigns

Friday, 1 August 2014 - 2:37pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu resigned from his position with effect from July 31, 2014 for personal reasons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted his resignation with regret and expressed appreciation for Sandhu's outstanding service to the country in a career spanning over 40 years—from a police officer to the director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and then deputy national security advisor. 

In November, 2013, Sandhu was quizzed by CBI in Gujarat in connection with the Sadiq Jamal encounter in 2003 by the Gujarat crime branch. Sandhu was the Joint Director (operations) with the IB when the encounter took place. The sources said Sandhu was asked about the input, the transfer of Jamal from the custody of Mumbai Police to Gujarat and other related information which have been collected by CBI during interrogation of other former officials of the IB.

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