Help constable whose son has blood cancer: HC to CRPF

Help constable whose son has blood cancer: HC to CRPF

The high court has ordered the CRPF to consider a constable’s representation to post him in Bengaluru for nine more months so that he could take care of his seven-year-old son who is suffering from cancer. 

Adiveppa Goni, the constable, should make a representation to the DIGP, CRPF Group Centre, Bengaluru, within a week and the officer should consider it, the court ruled on Tuesday. 

The constable had approached the court, urging it to order the IGP, CRPF Bengaluru, to retain his services in the city until September. 

Goni’s son was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2016. Goni was posted at the CRPF’s 200 Battalion, Delhi, at that time. He sought transfer to Bengaluru to get the necessary treatment for his son. The force accepted his request and transferred him to Group Centre Bengaluru on September 29, 2016. He was later posted at 240 Batallion in the city. 

Doctors treating Goni’s son said the treatment would take another two years. The boy is presently undergoing treatment at Kidwai hospital. Goni made a representation to the IGP, CRPF, Bengaluru, on September 15, 2017, requesting that he be allowed to stay in Bengaluru. He said there was no other member of his family to take care of his son and continue the treatment. Besides, his wife recently delivered a baby and was unable to relocate. The application is still pending with the IGP. 

In the meantime, Goni told the court he was relieved from 240 Battalion with instructions to report at Group Center Bengaluru. He feared the DIGP, CRPF, Bengaluru, may transfer him to 200 Battalion, Delhi.

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