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Wife’s plea: Suspend babu, save his life

The wife of a senior Karnataka IAS officer has made an unusual request to the Governor seeking his suspension as she apprehended danger to his life for his 'battle against corruption'

india Updated: Apr 10, 2008 01:31 IST

The wife of a senior Karnataka IAS officer has made an unusual request to the Governor seeking his suspension as she apprehended danger to his life for his 'battle against corruption'.

In a letter to Rameshwar Thakur on April 3, K N Jayashree, wife of M N Vijayakumar, Administrator, Command Area Development Authority in Belgaum, pleaded that her husband be placed under suspension for six months as he faced threats to his life. “I have urged the Governor to suspend my husband and order an inquiry into the life threats he faced as police in Belgaum have not acted on his complaints filed in September and December last,” Jayashree said.

Lending a supporting hand to her husband in his “battle” against corruption, Jayashree said a letter had also been addressed to President Pratibha Patil seeking a CBI probe into the frequent transfers of Vijayakumar.

Between September 2006 and March 2007, Vijayakumar, a 1981 batch IAS officer, was transferred seven times, before he was posted at Belgaum in a down-graded post.Alleging that there was a high degree of corruption in CADA, she said that after her husband took over as administrator, there were at least two attempts on his life.Vijayakumar was being “forced” to take voluntary retirement, she claimed.