26 March 2018 ~ 0 Comments

A missive attack

A missive attack

A letter written by Karnataka IPS Association president and ADGP R.P. Sharma to the Chief Secretary Ratna Prabha has set the cat among the pigeons in the poll-bound state. In the missive, Sharma has claimed that the law and order situation in the state is “deteriorating”. But perhaps more disconcerting for the government is that Sharma also released the letter to the media. After a series of incidents, including the recent attack on Lokayukta Justice Vishwanatha Shetty, the government has been on the back foot trying to defend its record.

Expectedly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is displeased with the public airing of the official’s “complaint”. Sources say that the chief minister has spoken to Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, the chief secretary and Director General of Police Neelamani Raju. He has reportedly sought to know how the letter addressed to the chief secretary was leaked to the media. Predictably, the leaked letter has given an opportunity to the opposition party BJP to attack Siddaramaiah’s administration. Sharma is likely to face administrative action for “indiscipline”, sources added.

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