A disgruntled IAS officer on Saturday filed a grievance in search of a case towards Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and a number of other high officers within the state.
Sudhir Kumar, a 1987 batch IAS officer, reached the Gardanibagh police station round midday and was allegedly made to attend for 4 hours earlier than he was given a receipt of his written grievance.
“The matter pertains to forgery. These named within the grievance embrace folks from high to backside. I can’t take any names”, the bureaucrat, who’s a member of the state income board, mentioned.
Nonetheless, when repeatedly requested whether or not the chief minister has been named within the case, he replied with a categorical “sure”.
One other official, whose identify he admitted to have talked about within the grievance was IPS officer Manu Maharaj, a former SSP of Patna who has since been promoted to the DIG rank and is at current posted elsewhere.
The IAS officer, who’s scheduled to retire early subsequent 12 months, had spent three years in jail after being named in a job recruitment rip-off till the Supreme Court docket granted him bail in October final 12 months.
He declined to disclose the small print of his grievance, saying “it pertains to fraud and forgery of paperwork” and when requested how many individuals have been roughly named by him, replied curtly “I do not maintain a depend”.
He mentioned: “Take a look at the state of rule of regulation in Bihar the place an IAS officer is saved ready for 4 hours. No FIR has been lodged. I’ve been merely handed over a receipt of my grievance. The identical factor had occurred after I had gone to Shastri Nagar police station in March, with the identical set of paperwork.”
“My efforts to assemble details about the progress with regard to the earlier grievance, which included an RTI, proved to be of no avail,” he added.
Gardanibagh SHO Arun Kumar mentioned: “The grievance has been acquired and sir (the IAS officer) has been given a receipt. All crucial authorized motion will observe”.
He, nevertheless, declined to substantiate that the chief minister’s identify was there within the grievance, asserting “it’s a matter of investigation. We can not disclose the contents”.
Chief of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav demanded a radical inquiry into the allegations made by the IAS officer for whom he additionally sought ample safety.
“The chief minister ought to return clear on this challenge. He should not draw back from getting the matter totally investigated except he has one thing to cover”, the RJD chief mentioned.
“Nitish Kumar used to chide me for not popping out with rationalization. Now it’s his flip”, Mr Yadav mentioned, in a reference to his personal identify cropping up in a cash laundering case 4 years in the past, whereas he was the Deputy Chief Minister, which led his boss to interrupt ties with the RJD and cross over to the BJP-led NDA.
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