September 24, 2020

Bihar orders cop premature retirement

Patna: The Bihar government on Monday ordered premature retirement of 1994-batch IPS officer Amitabh Kumar Das with immediate effect in the “public interest”.

The officer is currently posted as assistant commissioner, civil defence, in Patna. Amitabh was informed about the government decision via a letter, which was dispatched on Monday itself.

“The letter did not give any reason behind the decision to retire me prematurely. It just says that it has been done in public interest. This is a completely mala fide, politically motivated, mischievous act by the government and I am going to challenge it in the court,” Amitabh, who is 49 years old, said.

The IPS officer also pointed out that the government’s order is also in contempt of the Supreme Court order, which dismissed all cases against me in September 2016 and gave me clean chit. It also ordered the pay-scale of Inspector General (IG) for him. Previously, he had served in the pay scale of superintendent of police till 2017.

Amitabh, who hails from Darbhanga district, is already pursuing a case in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Patna bench seeking his posting as an IG.

“I had written to the Union government in November 2014 exposing the links of present Union minister for micro, small and medium enterprises Giriraj Singh with banned militant outfit Ranveer Sena. At that time I was serving at the Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC). Now the state government and the central government have teamed up to take revenge,” Amitabh said.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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