dna exclusive: Satyapal Singh bids colleagues an emotional adieu

Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 7:58am IST | Agency: DNA
  • Satyapal Singh at the inauguration of the renovated saluting base at Naigaon police ground on Friday

IPS officer Dr Satyapal Singh on Friday wrote a farewell letter to the Mumbai police force before leaving his office. In the letter, a copy of which is with dna, Singh praised his subordinates for helping him maintain law and order in the city during his tenure. In the emotional letter, Singh says that he was overwhelmed and expressed satisfaction at having fulfilling his duty.

“I am stepping down as the commissioner of police, Mumbai, today on January 31, 2014, after assuming the office one-and-a-half years ago on August 23, 2012. I am grateful to all the staffers and officers for their love, respect and cooperation during the tenure and I wish them luck for future,” Singh said in the letter.

The letter further reads, “Several important incidents relating to law and order occurred during the period. During all the difficult and emergency situations, the officers and staffers extended their cooperation to me by performing their duties with full energy, which in turn helped me in discharging my duties well. I thank them for that.”

“Even as my emotions get the better of me as I detach from the post, I hand over the responsibility of the prestigious Mumbai police force in the hands of promptly working colleagues. I now bid adieu to you with the sense of satisfaction at having fulfilled my duty,” the letter concludes.

However, it may not be easy for Singh to contest on a BJP ticket from Meerut because the constituency already has a sitting BJP MP, Rajendra Agarwal.

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