MLA Rashid accuses police of drawing expenses in his name
Jammu and Kashmir independent MLA, Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Saturday accused police of drawing security-related expenses in his name despite the fact that he had given up security three years ago.india Updated: Jun 08, 2013 18:07 IST
Jammu and Kashmir independent MLA, Engineer Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Saturday accused police of drawing security-related expenses in his name despite the fact that he had given up security three years ago.
Police evaded questions about the issue after the Hindustan Times contacted some top officials in security wing of the department.
In a statement, Rashid expressed "surprise, anger and anguish over the figures provided by the home department showing expenditure drawn through the state exchequer in order to provide security to him".
He strongly refuted receiving any fuel or cash for his personal or security vehicle during last three years directly or indirectly.
"It is unfortunate that an amount of Rs 2,83,272 has been shown against my name for providing fuels on security reasons during last three years. It is a very serious matter that despite the fact known to everybody that I am without any security or any official vehicle for the past three years, how some white collar officers in the police department have dared to mislead people," Rashid said.
"It is obvious that the said amount would have gone in the pockets of those people who run the state like a public enterprise and leave no opportunity to loot the state exchequer," he accused.
The legislator put the onus on police and home department officials to investigate the matter. "It is legal and moral duty of top brasses in the home and police dept to investigate the matter and come clean on the issue."
"None other than police authorities knows better that I am without any security or vehicle for the last three years and the top authorities have on many occasions communicated to me to take security as well as a BP car, which I have refused every time as a mark of protest against the behaviour of police towards masses," he said.
"As such question of showing even a single penny against many name through one way or other does not arise," he said, threatening police of approaching court.
Inspector general of police (security) Sunil Sharma and deputy inspector general Mushtaq Mohammad Sadiq refused to respond to the accusations