IPS officer gets show-cause notice for praising Modi

Praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Nitish-ruled Bihar cost senior IPS officer R K Mishra dearly with the state government issuing him a show-cause notice to delivering a “political speech”.

Posted as Additional Director General (Modernisation), Mishra had exhorted the people of Darbhanga to champion the cause of the Maithili language last November. To buttress his point, the 1986-batch IPS officer had cited the example of Narendra Modi, who had addressed the gathering at his Patna rally on October 27 in Maithili, despite being alien to the language.

Mishra said this while addressing the people during a cultural function – Mithila Vibhuti Parva – organised to mark the death anniversary of renowned Mithila poet, Vidyapati. Miffed over the reports that a senior IPS officer had showered encomiums on Nitish’s bête noire Modi, the police headquarters procured a clip of the video recording of the function on November 23 and served him a notice.

Bihar’s Home Secretary Amir Subhani confirmed that Mishra was served a show-cause for addressing a public meeting.

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