A central government employee found himself in a soup after writing abusive comments against India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the visitor’s register at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Birthplace Museum in Cuttack.
Pramod Ranjan Dey, an official of Income Tax office at Bhubaneswar, visited the museum on Sunday and wrote in the register: “Jawaharlal Nehru is a B*****D because of whom our beloved Netaji did not get his due recognition. Modi Govt. should declassify all files relating to the disappearance of Netaji. Jai Hind.”
Unfortunately for him, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh visited the museum the same day. As Ramesh wrote his observations on the visitor’s register, his attention went to Dey’s comment just above his.
Pointing out the comment to the museum officials, the Congress MP said they should ensure that such comments do not find their way in the record books of the reputed institution.
However, taking affront of the comments by Dey, local Congress workers staged a demonstration in Cuttack the next day. “Dey’s abusive remarks against one of India’s top freedom fighters and first prime minister are an insult to the country. Strong action should be taken against him,” said Cuttack Congress president Md. Moquim.
The police lodged an FIR against Dey under Section 292A of IPC (relating to obscene, indecent or scurrilous matter) on the basis of a complaint from Congress corporator of Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Arun Sethi.