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Added on : 2019-02-23 19:18:59

A retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who committed suicide earlier this week held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for his death in a suicide note. The 1986-batch IPS officer, Gaurav Dutt, was reportedly found with a slit wrist, at his home on February 19. Dutt had taken voluntary retirement last year.

Accusing Mamata Banerjee of harassment, Dutt wrote, "CM refuses to close my 2 pending proceeding cases. One case file is lost deliberately by WB govt. In the 2nd case, no corruption charge could be substantiated. Even DG requested CM but she refused to close cases." In his note, he said the “present CM WB” was responsible “for my action inform (sic) of abetment”. “All that is noted above has been written in perfect mental condition,” he added. According to the letter, Dutt’s pension was blocked by the state government. “So, now, after taking the extreme step, govt will be bound to release my saving thus our family can survive with dignity. That amount that they have blocked just to teach an officer a lesson even after retirement,” he added. In his letter, Dutt expressed hope that his suicide would “highlight genuine problems of honest officers in Bengal and other parts of India who have no one beside them”. The government, he added, would probably now “think twice before tormenting, torturing and destroying honest officers like me who stand desolate, abandoned, homeless and humiliated beyond repair”. “…If one can’t live with honour, it is better to die with honour,” he said.

 

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