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Thiruvananthapuram: Solar scam team headless

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 1, 2018, 2:46 am IST
Updated May 1, 2018, 2:47 am IST
While many officers are unwilling to take up the responsibility, they are ready to take up the glamorous North-zone DGP/ADGP post.
DGP Rajesh Dewan who retired on Monday shares a light moment with his batchmates and DGPs Shanker Reddy and A. Hemachandran during the farewell ceremony on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram.  (Photo:Peethambaran Payyeri)
 DGP Rajesh Dewan who retired on Monday shares a light moment with his batchmates and DGPs Shanker Reddy and A. Hemachandran during the farewell ceremony on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo:Peethambaran Payyeri)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With DGP North-zone Rajesh Dewan retiring on Monday, the special team formed to probe the controversial solar scam is headless. While many officers are unwilling to take up the responsibility, they are ready to take up the glamorous North-zone DGP/ADGP post.

Mr Dewan was made the head of a Special Investigation Team to probe the charges, including sexual allegations and corruption, against former chief minister Oommen Chandy, many former ministers and senior IPS officers in October last based on a judicial commission report.

 

Mr Dewan had unwillingly taken up the responsibility. But he took no major step. Police sources said that though many officers would be willing to take up the charges of North-zone, no one might be interested in heading the SIT.IGP (police headquarters) Dinendra Kashyap, SP crime branch Kozhikode P.B. Rajeevan,  DySP Vigilance SIU (I) 

Thiruvananthapuram E.  S. Bijumon, DySP CBCID, Thiruvananthapuram A. Shahnawaz and DySP SBCID Kollam detachment B. Radhakrishna Pillai were the other members of the SIT.

Meanwhile, sources said that DGP (crimes) Mohammed Yasin, ADGP (intelligence) T. K. Vinod Kumar and ADGP (vigilance) Shaik Darvesh Saheb were the names doing the rounds for heading North-zone.

 

Some others, including a woman officer, was also learnt to have shown interest to take up the key post. Sources at the chief minister's office said that the government was yet to take any decision on the matter.

‘Human rights of cops being ignored’
DGP (North-zone) Rajesh Dewan has lamented that the human rights of police personnel often get ignored. Mr Dewan, who retired from service on Monday, said in his farewell address that while the police was bound to protect human rights of people, their human rights often remained ignored.

 

The society should consider the human rights of the police also. He said the police had to go through many complicated situations while trying to ensure justice to everyone. The strength of police personnel in the state is very low compared to the population. 

This should be resolved with priority, said Mr Dewan, a 1986 batch IPS officer. Senior police officers were present at the farewell parade at SAP ground here.

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