The wife of Gaurav Chandra Dutt, the former IPS officer who committed suicide recently leaving behind a note damning Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for creating a situation that forced him to end his life, is now consulting legal experts before moving the apex court
Kolkata/New Delhi: The bereaved wife of former IPS officer Gaurav Chandra Dutt, who committed suicide recently, is likely to move the Supreme Court to seek ‘justice’ for her husband.
MyNation was the first to break the story of the 1986 IPS officer’s four-page suicide note where he had indicted Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for ‘forcing’ him to take this extreme step.
Dutt’s wife has sought an appointment with Union home minister Rajnath Singh.
Sources say Mrs Dutt is contemplating filing a writ petition in the Supreme Court. She is consulting a legal team.
Meanwhile, the BJP has reached out to her. Mukul Roy is in touch with her. Sources say, Roy may accompany Dutt while she meets the Union home minister, provided she gets the appointment.
The suicide note carried some damning allegations against Banerjee. Gaurav Dutt alleged, “CM refuses to close my 2 pending (sic) proceeding cases. One case file is lost deliberately by (the) WB government. In the second case, no corruption case could be substantiated. Even DG requested CM, but she refused to close cases. CM is directly responsible for my action of abetment.”
Dutt further claimed that the deliberate non-closure of cases resulted in his official dues to be held up by the government, causing him financial strain. “CM knew that due to non-closure of cases my honest earnings/saving/dues meant for retirement can be blocked forever. So she ordered non-release of gratuity (30 lakhs), commuted dues (25 lakhs), leave salary (17 lakhs) etc. This vindictiveness of CM is unparalleled for blocking my honest hard-earned savings,” alleges the retired officer.
MyNation cannot independently verify the authenticity of the claims. Nevertheless, the damning nature of the allegations has created a political whirlwind in Bengal, with both BJP and the left attacking the ruling TMC and its supremo.
Left’s mouthpiece in Bengal Ganashakti published the entire suicide note while it has left some room for the BJP to strike the chief minister who keeps whining about Modi sarkar’s ‘super emergency’.
And with the wife of the former IPS officer exploring legal possibilities, this is not the last we have heard on the controversy.
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Last Updated Feb 25, 2019, 5:26 PM IST