Patna, January 22, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
An IPS officer who dared to ‘expose’ alleged complicity of police, excise department officials and local elected representatives has been transferred.
Rakesh Kumar Sinha, a 2012 batch IPS, who as SP (Prohibition) had on January 6 written a letter to the SPs of all districts and SP (Railway) pointing towards the complicity has now been transferred to Special Branch.
He had actually shot off a letter that the nexus of three ‘forces’ was violating the stringent prohibition law in the state.
He had asked the SPs to investigate movable and immovable properties ‘amassed’ by the officials of the excise department, involved in the illicit liquor trade.
Sinha, in his letter, had alleged that liquor trade in the state was flourishing with the connivance of excise officials, public representatives, police and mafia, despite prohibition.
The IPS officer had pointed out that ‘Excise officials in the state are encouraging illicit liquor trade. The involvement of local public representatives and police in this nexus has made a mockery of prohibition in the state.”
Sinha wrote that if the movable and immovable properties of the excise officials are investigated, it will create a stir in the government.