Karnataka: DGP Dr P Ravindranath Resigns Forth Time After Alleging Harassment From The Government Over SC/ST Fake Certificates Probe
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 11 May 2022, 12:01 pm IST
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After alleging harassment from the State Government of Karnataka over his probe against people using fake SC/ST certificates, Director General of Police of the State, Dr. P Ravindranath resigns from his service fourth time. He says that he was being targeted and pressurize from the state government to stop the probe. The top cop has expressed displeasure over his recent transfer to the training wing of the Karnataka state police.
In his resignation letter, Ravindranath wrote, “I am pained to observe the opacity shown by Karnataka Chief Secretary, Ravikumar when I requested him to issue government order to set up protection cell as per rules of SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995.”
Further he wrote, “I am prematurely transferred without any public interest just to harass me, since I have taken legal action against people involved in fake caste certificate issue.”
According to the report, Ravindranath, citing harassment from Government of Karnataka, handed over charge to Addl DGP Arun Chakravarthy at Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement (DCRE), walked from his office on Palace Road to the office of the state police chief on Nrupathunga Road to meet state police chief Praveen Sood.
Notably, the 1989-batch officer is known for resigning and later withdrawing his resignation letters. He had tendered his resignation in 2008, 2014 and 2020.
The DGP said to media that he is being targeted by a ‘few individuals’ who are influencing the government. “I am not against the government. The transfer is not on my request or in the interest of the public. It is a clear case of conspiracy and I have decided to resign,” he added.
The officer had alleged that many upper caste families have obtained fake caste certificates belonging to Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes to get government jobs in Karnataka.
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