IPS officer out of Telangana academy after tiff with guv, threatens suicide
A senior IPS officer from Rajasthan was deported, after much drama, from a training programme at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy for allegedly misbehaving with governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh ESL Narasimhan on Monday.india Updated: Sep 20, 2016 19:41 IST
A senior IPS officer from Rajasthan was deported, after much drama, from a training programme at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad for allegedly misbehaving with governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh ESL Narasimhan on Monday.
Additional director general of police Indu Kumar Bhushan, a 1989-batch IPS officer, reportedly threatened to slit his throat if he was sent back, prompting the NPA security and other staff to forcibly take him to the airport and put him on board a Jaipur flight.
Bhushan, in-charge of the prisons department in Jaipur, had an argument with governor, who visited the training programme at the NPA.
According to NPA sources, Narasimhan was interacting with the officers, when Bhushan started questioning why the governor in the past had called RTI activists “mafia” for seeking certain information from the Raj Bhavan.
Narasimhan, incidentally is a retired IPS officer and served as Director of the Intelligence Bureau.
The IPS officer from Rajasthan reportedly asked rather rudely as to whether the governor really knew about the RTI Act at all when Narasimhan tried to clarify his position.
The argument between them went on for some time, before the authorities of the academy intervened and whisked Narasimhan away.
Apparently embarrassed over the development, NPA director Aruna Bahuguna immediately called up Rajasthan director general of police Manoj Bhatt and complained about Bhushan.
She told him that he would be relieved from the training programme and sent back to Jaipur. After taking the Bhatt’s consent, she issued the relieving order to Bhushan in the evening.
When contacted, Aruna Bahuguna confirmed that Bhushan had misbehaved with the governor. “He seems to have some psychological problem. He was rude with the governor. So, we sent him back to Jaipur last evening,” she told the HT.
Raj Bhavan spokesman Malladi Krishnand said the governor had been to the NPA to interact with the IPS officers from all states. He, however, feigned ignorance about the argument with the Rajasthan IPS officer. “It might have been a small issue,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan police are awaiting a detailed report from the NPA, before recommending any action against Bhushan.
“So far we only know that there has been an incident of misbehavior with the ADC of the governor after the question-answer session at the NPA. We are awaiting the detailed report for recommending any action against him,” said Rajasthan DGP Manoj Bhatt.
Bhushan couldn’t be reached for a comment but a local daily quoted him as saying that the governor’s ADC misbehaved with him when he questioned Narasimhan’s remark against RTI activists.