Thursday, March 19, 2015

Good Killed to Protect the Evil: Governance at its worst.

D K Ravi, an IAS Officer in Karnataka State, known to be honest, upright, efficient and with lot of social concern especially towards the downtrodden, dies in a mysterious circumstances. The Government did not stand by him both when he was alive and even after his death. When Ravi took on the land and sand mafia along with the mafia's politician and bureaucrat nexus in Kolar as its DC, getting great relief to common people, the Government not only did not support him with security (whether he asks or not) and commendation but also allowed him to suffer the threats and pressure from mafia nexus. Instead, Ravi was transferred under the pretext of his father-in-law's request without realising that the request was wholly based on the tremendous pressure his son-in-law is facing in Kolar. Government did nothing to ease its honest Officer's pressure but punished him with the transfer, thereby demonstrating that Government stands by the side of the defaulting mafia.

When Ravi was transferred as AC, Commercial Tax Department, Bangalore, he continued his good work here too: raided many firms, unearthed many tax frauds and evasions by bigwigs and accrued huge amounts to the Government  Exchequer. Even here, he received serious threats and pressures, yet, Government did not give him any support including security and moral.

When he died, his body was hanging from the ceiling fan. Government immediately without any proper enquiry issued statement that it is a case of suicide for personal reason. Government's intention to hush up factors contributing to the death begins from here that is continuing even till date. All those who are known to Ravi swear that Ravi is not that type who would commit suicide for any reason. It is said that the houses Ravi raided included Minsters and top bigwigs in realty and some of them contributing to the death cannot be ruled out. Yet, Government orders COD investigation, COD comes under the control of the Government, Government alignment with the mafia rather than Ravi is demonstrated both when  Ravi was in Kolar and in Bangalore. One should not only be fair but appears (demonstrates) to be so too. Government on its own should have handed over the enquiry to a third party such as CBI, in honour of one of its own honest Officer, a great asset to any good governance, and thereby instil confidence in all the honest officer in the State. Instead, by ordering enquiry on its own lapses, commissions and omissions by its own officers, Government's bonafides in securing justice is questioned, besides demoralising its own employees. Even the Government's plea that it would refer the case to CBI if need be after two weeks after seeing the progress made by COD may also be a ploy at concealment of truth as by that time Ravi's body would be decomposed and the CBI would not get anything if it decides to exhume the body for reinvestigation.

The Government which does not protect and promote goodness and punish and prevent the evil - shishtha rakshaka, dushtha shikshaka - is an enemy of the Society.

1 comment:

Thambisetty Ramakrishna said...

Sri Arnab Goswami of the Times Now may please take note, and continue his People's campaign.