The IAS Officers’ Association on Sunday met Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a resolution demanding a CBI probe into the arrest of BSSC Chairman Sudhir Kumar in connection with paper leak scam.
The extraordinary general body meeting of Association, held on Sunday, was attended by 110 officers in which they also demanded Kumar’s immediate release, Association’s Bihar Branch Treasurer and IAS Officer Dipak Kumar Singh said.
“A resolution was passed at the extraordinary general body meeting. A delegation met Governor Sri Ram Nath Kovind while the rest of the officers stood outside the Governor’s house in a human chain,” Singh said.
“The delegation submitted the resolution to the Governor who has assured to look into the matter,” he said. Earlier, the Association in its meeting on February 24, the day Kumar was arrested by the SIT, had demanded for a CBI inquiry to ensure an independent and fair probe.
“The CBI will be in a better position to independently establish the links beyond the officials as repeated reports have suggested interference and/or patronage of persons with clout,” according to the resolution.
A copy of the resolution will also be submitted to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar whom the Association has Already met in this regard.
The resolution said, “It has also resolved that all further verbal instructions from any high office including the office of the Chief Minister shall not be complied with unless given in writing.”
“A delegation would visit Kumar to express solidarity with him in this hour of crisis and bear all the legal and other related expenses on his behalf,” it said, adding “as a mark of solidarity with Kumar, its members will wear black arm bands until resolution of its demands are met.”
The delegation would also meet Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, Speaker Vijay Choudhary and Leader of Opposition Sushil Modi.