(PTI Photo)
(PTI Photo)

Bhopal: A day after state cooperative minister termed the new CBI director Rishi Kumar Shukla ‘wolf in lion’s skin’, a police officer criticised the minister on his FB page reminding him of the dalits deaths during his tenure as home minister in erstwhile Congress government.

Commenting on the appointment of Shukla as new CBI chief, minister Dr Govind Singh had termed him as “incapable and failed officer” calling him as “a wolf in lion’s skin”. BJP had slammed the minister for his objectionable remark, and now a man in uniform has come forward to express his disgust on the distasteful comment of the minister.

Madan Mohan Samar, a police inspector, posted at Bhori police academy, in a detailed Hindi post on his FB page expressed shock over the minister’s remark against the state former top cop, saying that he (Shukla) had an unblemished track record as an IPS officer.

In his post, Samar, who is also a poet, has asked the cabinet minister to recall his days as home minister in the then Digvijaya Singh’s government and recount how many heinous crimes occurred during that period. He was responding to minister’s comment wherein he had reportedly said that “many Dalit activists were killed during Shukla’s tenure”.

The cop also reminded Singh the “deaths of 22 farmers on January 12, 1998 in Multai (Betul),” when the Congress government was in power in MP. “Among those bodies of farmers in 1998, there were bodies of Dalits too and those from backward sections also.

We expect serious and responsible statements from those holding high offices and not statements made out of personal grudges,” reads Samar’s post. The leader of opposition Gopal Bhargava targeting Singh, asked the Chief Minister Kamal Nath to teach his ministers ‘how to speak’. Such statement of the minister indicate their small mentality, said the BJP leader.

We shall now see the progress of Vyapam case: Diggi

Meanwhile, former chief minister Digvijaya Singh tweeted, “I congratulate Rishi Kumar Shukla, the first MP cadre officer to be appointed as Director CBI. He should have been made Director IB, when the present incumbent was given six months extension because of his wide experience in IB.

Instead he has been given CBI in which he doesn’t have the experience which he has of IB. Nevertheless now we shall see, how the Vyapam case progresses which CBI is investigating because he is personally fully aware of the facts of the actual culprits of the Vyapam case.”

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