Riots: Guv forwards Sreekumar’s letter seeking action
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A letter written to Governor by retired DGP R B Sreekumar seeking action against certain officers for "culpable negligence" during the 2002 riots has been forwarded by the Raj Bhawan to the state's Home Department for appropriate action.
The under secretary to the Governor, M S Shekhawat, forwarded the letter to the Home Department seeking "a report on the action taken or proposed to be taken by the government on the issues involved in the representation".
Sreekumar has written to Governor Kamla Beniwal on December 9, 2012, asking her to order the state government to begin departmental inquires against IAS and IPS officers who allegedly showed negligence and facilitated the post-Godhra riots.
Principal Secretary (Home) S K Nanda said, "We will first read the letter of the officer and see what suitable action has to be taken."
Among the officer against whom Sreekumar has sought action are the then chief secretary Swaran Kant Verma, the then DGP Chakravarti and the then additional chief secretary Ashok Narayan.
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