After posting a Facebook post that can be read in many ways, the outgoing state police chief DGP TP Senkumar stated that the state government's decision to remove him from the post will amount to the violation of rules. He also aired his displeasure over the manner in which the decision was taken and said that the government could have communicated the replacement in a more dignified manner.
Talking to media persons after receiving the final guard of honour as the state police chief at police headquarters, Senkumar said that the government violated Supreme Court judgement and State Police Act by removing him from the post of DGP in charge of law and order. But there is no point in hanging on to the post which could lead to more discomfort for all, he said. However, he said he would consider legal action against the order to remove him.
A visibly upset Senkumar said Loknath Behra, the designated police chief, can never be Senkumar and Senkumar cannot be Loknath Behra. Every government will have its policies and preferred police officers, and maybe the government is fond of Behra.
"During my tenure, I have put my best efforts to complete my duties. Every day, I have spent 16 to 18 hours in the office and tried to help people, but I have never gone public with my accomplishments. I have set aside some principles for myself and never tried to appease anyone", said Senkumar who is still to receive an official order on his replacement as Police Housing Construction Corporation MD.
Earlier, Senkumar posted a farewell message on his Facebook page saying that he has always been impartial and fair and worked with honesty, integrity and justice.
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Last Updated Mar 31, 2018, 6:56 PM IST