According to official sources, three Inspectors and two Sub Inspectors of the Bihar Police have joined Delhi government's ACB which is facing manpower crunch. A request in this regard was sent by Delhi government, following which the five officers were dispatched, they added.

Recently, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had reached out to non-BJP Chief Ministers to mount political pressure on Modi government even as the matter over ACB's jurisdiction have reached the Supreme Court.

Delhi Police and ACB have recently come face to face after some of the former's men were arrested by the anti-graft unit for allegedly accepting bribe. The move to induct policemen from Bihar also seems to be aimed at reducing ACB's reliance on Delhi Police as till now all its officers were derived from them.

"One has to keep the Home Ministry in loop if government employees of one state are sent to work in another state, In this case, it must be the LG. We don't know whether the LG or the MHA is in loop in this connection," said a senior government official.

ACB's request for nearly 600 officers, including around 24 Inspectors, is pending with Delhi Police top brass which has been citing its own staff crunch for delay in providing the demanded manpower.

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