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Puri happy, Pawar mum

Director General (Home Guards) Swaraj Puri is understandably delighted over the Indore court?s decision that pronounced him innocent in the forged documents case and quashed the EOW?s complaint.

india Updated: Jan 23, 2007 10:21 IST

Director General (Home Guards) Swaraj Puri is understandably delighted over the Indore court’s decision that pronounced him innocent in the forged documents case and quashed the EOW’s complaint. 

“I have tremendous faith in our judicial system and I respect the court’s decision,’’ he told Hindustan Times on Monday evening.

He refused to comment on whether he should be reinstated as the DGP following the court verdict. “I am a government servant doing my duty,’’ he cryptically remarked on the question.

Nonetheless, Swaraj Puri wondered aloud as to why the EOW had thought it fit to register an FIR against him in the first place.

“It was just a complaint against me and the court found it unworthy of making into a case. This is precisely what I have come to know about the court’s decision’’, he maintained.

Meanwhile, DGP Anand Rao Pawar, who was the EOW DG when the complaint against Puri was registered, insisted that he would not comment on the court’s decision.“I am not competent enough to talk about it (the decision)’’, he maintained in response to persistent queries about the case.

“I was the DG, EOW, when the complaint was filed but now I am no longer on that post and, therefore, not in a position to comment”, he averred.