A disgruntled IAS officer on Saturday filed a grievance looking for a case towards Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and several other prime 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. Those named in the complaint include people from top to bottom. I will not take any names”, the bureaucrat, who’s a member of the state income board, stated.
Nonetheless, when repeatedly requested whether or not the chief minister has been named within the case, he replied with a categorical “yes”.
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 yr, 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 yr.
He declined to expose the main points of his grievance, saying “it pertains to fraud and forgery of documents” and when requested how many individuals have been roughly named by him, replied curtly “I don’t keep a count”.
He stated: “Look at the state of rule of law in Bihar where an IAS officer is kept waiting for four hours. No FIR has been lodged. I have been simply handed over a receipt of my complaint. The same thing had happened when I had gone to Shastri Nagar police station in March, with the same set of documents.”
“My efforts to gather information about the progress with regard to the previous complaint, which included an RTI, proved to be of no avail,” he added.
Gardanibagh SHO Arun Kumar stated: “The complaint has been received and sir (the IAS officer) has been given a receipt. All necessary legal action will follow”.
He, nonetheless, declined to substantiate that the chief minister’s identify was there within the grievance, asserting “it is a matter of investigation. We cannot divulge 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 come clean on this issue. He must not shy away from getting the matter thoroughly investigated unless he has something to hide”, the RJD chief stated.
“Nitish Kumar used to chide me for not coming out with explanation. Now it is his turn”, Mr Yadav stated, 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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