Jammu, February 02: If sources are to be believed, the DIG, Home Guards, Basant Rath who is famous in Jammu for allegations of misuse of power, inept handling of cases and display of ‘arrogance’ is presently working on getting a posting in Jammu range.
According to the reports by a local daily, Basant Rath’s career has remained full of controversies but even in the midst of controversies, he was given some important postings by the government. He was posted as an additional SP, Jammu rural, at Domana when a cop had opened fire and killed a minor boy, who was sitting on the pillion seat of a motorcycle injuring his cousin, an army jawan.
Even after killing a boy with his negligence, Rath was ‘rewarded’ with a better posting, this time as SSP, Jammu. This time, he was caught in a controversy while interrogating business tycoon Choudhary Nagar Singh who was in police custody for his alleged act of fudging evidence in a murder case.
The DIG has earned this alleged reputation of acting in an impulsive manner, without thinking about the results.
The sources inside Police HeadQuarters also revealed that the DIG has also tried before to get a posting in the State’s winter capital twice but this time, he is making the best of his efforts notwithstanding his poor track record.
Furthermore, Rath is said to have a backing of a Congress minister and even the Director General of Police.
“In case he gets posted as DIG, Jammu, he is likely to again create some sort of controversies which may not be good for the people of Jammu,” sources asserted.