Getting gunners by using his ?milky ways?
LAND MAFIOSO Govind Bajpai alias Guddu Bajpai (of Narora in Kakori), who used his ?milky ways? to get into the good books of quite a few IPS and IAS officers? better halves, flaunted his connections brazenly to get things done. A smooth operator that he was, he managed to get not one but three gunners to provide him round-the-clock security. Here is how.india Updated: Jun 12, 2006 01:24 IST
LAND MAFIOSO Govind Bajpai alias Guddu Bajpai (of Narora in Kakori), who used his ‘milky ways’ to get into the good books of quite a few IPS and IAS officers’ better halves, flaunted his connections brazenly to get things done. A smooth operator that he was, he managed to get not one but three gunners to provide him round-the-clock security. Here is how.
Completely brushing aside his criminal activities, secretary, Home, RM Shrivastav had directed the then Lucknow SSP Ashutosh Pandey to provide a gunner to him.
The Home Department letters, which are with Hindustan Times, indicate that Bajpai, apart from seeking security for himself, had given two more applications in the name of Raghuvansh Mani Bajpai and Kamal Ahmad to the Home Secretary in December 2005 for their security. While RM Bajpai, manager Suraj Krishi Farm and Goshala, Sirosa Bharosa village under Kakori police circle was Bajpai’s close relative, Kamal Ahmad of Shakkar village in Kakori was his employee. Since the Home Department was not in a position to provide three gunners to Bajpai, two more gunners were given in the names of Raghuvansh Bajpai and Kamal. But all the three were always with Govind Bajpai, who had a long criminal history.
Several cri#minal cases were pending against him in Kakori, Mahanagar and Vikasnagar, including a case under NSA in Kakori. But the Home department in flagrant violation of rules did not bother to even seek a report from the DGP headquarters before directing the SSP Lucknow to provide security to him. The application of RM Bajpai indicates that his “cows were dying unnatural death”.
That was a matter of serious concern. He had been after all supplying cow milk free to IAS and IPS officers.
Guddu Bajpai, who had given the address of his house in Paper Mill Colony Nishatganj, moved the first application to the Home secretary on November 18, 2005. The same day it was sent to the SSP with the instruction to provide security. The SSP marked the letter to the concerned officer on November 19.
But no action was taken.
Again on December 31, 2005, Bajpai’s second application was forwarded to the SSP and he was provided a gunner in the first week of January 2006. Similarly, the Home department forwarded applications of RM Bajpai and Kamal Ahmad to the SSP on December 19 and 21, 2005 respectively. Both “VIPs” were quickly provided security. But the two gunners were at Guddu Bajpai’s disposal.
However, with his criminal activities coming to the notice of Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav last week, the gunners allotted in the name of Govind Bajpai and Kamal Ahmad were withdrawn on June 1 and 6, 2006 respectively.
But even then he was left with one gunner.
First Published: Jun 12, 2006 01:24 IST