IAS Officers’ Association protest arrest of Sudhir
Patna,(BiharTimes): The IAS Officers’ Association has strongly disapproved the arrest of former chairman of the Bihar Staff Selection Commission Sudhir Kumar from his home in Hazarbagh in Jharkhand in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday.
The Bihar Chapter of IAS Officers’ Association held emergency meeting on Friday morning and later met chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh. It sought a CBI inquiry into the alleged scam.
The delegation also met chief minister Nitish Kumar and apprised him of the displeasure of the Association over the arrest. The Association decided to bear all legal and other related expenses on behalf of Sudhir, a 1987 batch officer.
According to Dipak Kumar Singh, treasurer of Bihar Chapter, the Association is deeply angered and anguished over the manner in which the SIT has arrested the officer.
“We question the need to arrest him in such a hasty manner. The Supreme Court of India has given clear guidelines for the conditions suitable for making arrests in such cases, which include non-cooperation with the investigation or destroying the evidences. Sudhir was cooperating with the investigation and he was on leave for three days. The leave was duly sanctioned by the chief secretary. His arrest was completely unwarranted,” he said.
He further said Sudhir had taken leave for three days and gone to Hazaribagh to look after his mother, who is not keeping well. The SIT could have waited for Sudhir to resume duty in Patna. What circumstances prompted the SIT to make arrest at Hazaribagh at 11 in the night in front of his old parents. It was simply a move to humiliate him.