PIL seeks probe into former home secy's comment on Shinde

Former home secretary R K Singh’s recent charges that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde prevented him from acting against international terrorist and interfered in Delhi police postings have been raked up in a PIL by an advocate who urged the Supreme Court to direct registration of FIR against them for neglect of their duties.

The PIL also sought a CBI probe.

Former IAS officer Singh, who joined the BJP after his retirement, had also accused the minister of not allowing police to interrogate a businessman involved in IPL match-fixing case.

He had also alleged that the Home Minister used to send slips to the then Commissioner of Police here for transfer and posting of Station House in-charges of Delhi Police.

Advocate Shiv Kumar Tripathi sought investigation into the “unlawful demeanour” of the minister and the former home secretary.

“The allegations reflect how the national trust and public cause is sacrificed to political motives and personal interest. The mounting threat of terrorism is so keenly compromised and downplayed for the sake of political mileage, which is serious and needs to be curbed with a heavy hand to preserve national security and sovereignty,” the PIL filed by advocate Rajeev Sharma said.

The petitioner also claimed that the former secretary revealed the episode only after his retirement and joining a political party, which cast doubts about his integrity in discharging official duties. 

It also urged the court to issue detailed guidelines with regard to the duties of bureaucrats across the country so that such incidents do not recur.

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