No End to Ex Deputy CMs Woes : Notices issued on Kewals plea for CBI probe to Government
JAMMUS: The then PRO, Kewal Krishan Sharma , of the former Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand, has thrown another bomb shell. In the Court today, Kewal Krishan Sharma reiterated his allegations against Former Deputy CM and accused him of three murders, two rapes and illegal termination of pregnancy of a Jammu based girl.
He submitted that he has moved MP No.3/2015 seeking CBI probe into his allegations leveled against Former Dy.CM and prayed to the court to provide him security or send him to Jail as he is apprehending his elimination at the hands of the politician.
Sharma also alleged that due to the influence of the former Deputy CM , the state police is reluctant to act against him. Hence his plea to hand over the case to the CBI.
In the much publicized writ petition filed by Prof. S.K. Bhalla seeking initiation of disciplinary proceedings and withdrawal of security cover from Kewal Krishan Sharma the then Additional PRO to Tara Chand and also highlighting accumulation of assets disproportionate to the known sources of income, Justice Tashi Rabstan Wednesday took serious note of the dilatory tactics adopted by the General Administration Department in not filing the Action Taken Report (ATR) pursuant to the directions issued by the State High Court on August, 4, 2015 whereby three weeks time had been allowed to Secy. GAD to file ATR on the basis of the recommendations made by Shantmanu (IAS) the then Divisional Commissioner Jammu who vide his No.101/Misc-J/1604-06 dated 01-10-2014 had recommended strict action against the Forest Guard turned Additional PRO Kewal Krishan Sharma.
Taking serious note of the lapse on the part of GAD, Justice Tashi Rabstan granted 10 days last and final opportunity to Advocate Ahtsham Bhat appearing on behalf of Secy. GAD to file Action Taken Report on the basis of the recommendations made by the then Divisional Commissioner Jammu.
AAG Vishal Sharma apprised the Court that he has already filed the relevant status reports on behalf of PHQ.
Justice Tashi further directed that in case the ATR is not filed within 10 days then in default Secretary GAD shall appear in person on the next date of hearing to be fixed by the Registry.
In the application (MP No.3/2015) the applicant Kewal Sharma is seeking CBI probe into his allegations leveled against Former Deputy Chief Minister and his associates and also restoration of security cover which has been withdrawn during the pendency of the writ petition.
In the miscellaneous application it is alleged that he has been working as Additional PRO with former Deputy Chief Minister and he is a material witness to the crimes committed by Former Deputy Chief Minister and when he came to know that Sharma is having the knowledge of such criminal acts he tried to persuade him not to speak against him. The applicant did not succumb to the persuasion of former Deputy CM and held a press conference wherein he highlighted the criminal acts of former Deputy CM including the commission of offence of corruption and his other criminal acts. At the time of holding press conference he was having security in the capacity of Additional PRO to Deputy CM and prior to holding of press conference the applicant had submitted his resignation as Additional PRO to his parent Department and also to the then Deputy Chief Minister but the then Dy.CM with malafide and motivated intentions did not accept the resignation of the applicant and forced him to work with him.
Faced with such a situation and in view of the revelations made by him threats to the applicant gained more potential and the applicant was constantly extended threats from criminals and two senior police officers having close relation with former Deputy CM, it is alleged.
Frightened by the threats, the wife of the applicant made a complaint against the former Deputy CM for threatening applicant and his family members before Police Post Pouni Chak in the year 2013 and thereafter the applicants security was enhanced.
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