Suicide Attempt: Why is Government Shielding IAS Officer, Lawmakers ask



Lawmakers across party lines on Wednesday took a dig at PDP-BJP coalition government for “shielding” an IAS officer involved in an attempt to suicide by another senior IAS officer.

The issue was raked by NC’s Pahalgam Lawmaker, Altaf Ahmad Wani alias Kaloo.

Supporting the argument of Lawmakers, which included BJP’s Sat Paul Sharma and PDP’s Javaid Mustafa Mir, deputy speaker, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, directed the government, “If there is truth in the incident, then IAS officer should be removed and given an insensitive posting.”

Narrating as how “law taught him a lesson”, PDP’s Chadoora Lawmaker said, “when I was slapped with an FIR, I came to know about all the things as what should be done and when.”

Lashing out at his own government, Javaid questioned as “why SSP concerned where the attempt of suicide took place”. “Police must have taken suo motto cognizance of the matter and registered an FIR under section 109 of RPC,” Javaid told the house.

He further said, “if there was attempt of suicide, then why was one IAS officer shifted out. It means there was some problem then why is action not being taken against another IAS officer?”

Taking a dig at the system in place, Javaid said that FIRs have reserved for poor and common people. “If I slap anyone outside, action will follow in seconds and people will say: aisa hi hai.”

He alleged that Government has done no investigation in to the matter. “If this House any value and sanctity left, then FIR should been filed as soon as possible,” Javaid, who was supported other Lawmakers, told the house.

“All members of this House are concerned but I don’t understand what is stopping government to take action,” he asked.

Supporting PDP Lawmaker’s demand, BJP J&K head, Sat Paul Sharma asked deputy speaker that action must be taken by Thursday evening in the incident. “The officer involved is not a small one,” he told the house, “action under law must be taken and house must be informed by Thursday when the session ends.”

Intervening, deputy speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi told the government that he doesn’t want to “listen about this issue every day”.

Law Minister, Ab Haq Khan, responded, “We are looking in to; we are examining it.”

Unsatisfied, Gurezi asked Dy CM, Dr Nirmal Singh, to present “Action taken report” on Thursday.


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