dna exclusive: Govt biased towards Satyapal Singh, says DIG Sanjay Pandey

Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 8:13am IST | Agency: DNA

Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjay Pandey (in pic), currently posted as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the state reserve police force, on Friday shot a letter to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan expressing indignation over granting out-of-turn concessions to Mumbai police commissioner Dr Satyapal Singh, while in his case the government has done nothing.

The letter, a copy of which is with dna, states: “Fast tracking of Satyapal Singh’s departure within days of this request and as per paper reports, even considering him for promotion in spite of his resignation / VRS request has shocked and amazed me.”

Pandey, a 1986 batch IPS officer, in his letter further slammed the government, saying, “It is surprising to see how the machinery, which has been mutely watching me suffer in ranks below my subordinates for years for no fault of mine, has been so prompt in extending a helping hand to further the political ambitions of the officer.”

In his letter, he adds that while he had nothing against Singh, the fact is that in his case, not only has he been denied due benefits in service but also been made to fight legal battles with the government.

“Not only did the government not allow my requests for voluntary retirement when I requested it in 2007, it went a step further and harassed me by keeping me on compulsory waiting for a phenomenal period of over four years. But in Singh’s case, he could get his VRS accepted almost with a mere whisper,” Pandey said in his letter.

He added that in his case he has been denied promotions in spite of court instructions, whereas in the case of Singh, as per some paper reports, is being offered a promotion even after he tendered his resignation. “Surely this indicates the scales of justice being tilted,” the letter states.

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