A day after Bilaspur SP Rahul Sharma allegedly committed suicide, the police recovered a suicide note on Tuesday from the police officers’ mess where Sharma was staying. According to the note, Sharma blamed a senior officer and a judge for his death.
Sharma’s father SK Sharma, however, sought a CBI inquiry into the death of his son, who had earlier served as the SP of Maoist-hit Dantewada district for two years.
The opposition Congress, too, demanded a CBI probe in an uproarious Chhattisgarh assembly that was adjourned twice during the day.
“The state government has ordered merely a magisterial inquiry into the IPS officer's death, which shows its callous attitude and that it wishes to cover up the shocking incident,” said senior Congress MLA Dharamjeet Singh.
Chief minister Raman Singh, however, criticised the opposition for playing politics over the incident.
Bilaspur zone inspector general of police GP Singh read out the contents of the one-and-a-half-page suicide note written in English, at a press conference on Tuesday.
Addressed to Sharma’s wife, father and brother, the note did not name anyone but referred to an “interfering boss and a haughty HC judge”.