West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was locked in another controversy after her name was surfaced in the alleged suicide note of a retired IPS officer. Accusing her being responsible to husband’s death, the officer’s wife preparing to approach the Supreme Court. Former TMC leader and presently BJP functionary Mukul Roy is standing behind the `victim’.
Gaurav Dutt, a 1986-batch IPS officer, passed away on February 19 and blamed CM Mamata Banerjee for his extreme step in a suicide note that went viral on social media. He accused Banerjee of abetting his suicide by keeping him on “compulsory waiting” — a punitive step when an officer is not given a posting — and for withholding his dues after he retired on December 31, 2018.
In this regard, Mukul Roy has demanded Banerjee’s arrest for abetment to suicide and also said there should be a CBI probe into the case. “This is for the first time in the history of West Bengal that a senior IPS officer committed suicide and blamed the government or a party leader,” he said.
Dutt’s wife returned home on Tuesday to find him in a pool of blood at his Salt Lake home. His wrists were slit. He was immediately taken to the hospital but did not survive.
“Present CM WB has victimised me for 10 years and went all out to demoralise me due to her single-minded vendetta against me for reasons best known to her. This vindictiveness of CM is unparalleled. She has a strong inhuman quality to use and discard IPS officers. If one can’t live with honour it is better to die with honour,”Dutt said in his note.
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha also said that he would urge the Union home ministry to conduct a thorough probe on why the state government dragged the departmental inquiry against Dutt for 10 years.
Meanwhile, reports claimed that Dutt was suspended after the wife of a constable complained that he had tortured her husband because he had refused the officer’s sexual advances. Earlier in 2012, Dutt had faced disciplinary action for alleged financial irregularities.