The former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh has returned a medal and certificate for commendable service saying that she does not needs those to prove her caliber and stated that she has joined the BJP to work and not for any position.
The medals and certificated were given as an honor by the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on 15th August, 2014.
The IPS Officer once had described the chief minister Mamata Banerjee as the “mother” of Maoist-dominated areas of West Bengal but in the year 2017 she resigned as she was being transferred to a less significant post and faced CID investigation on extortion charges.
On February 28, she visited West Midnapore, a district in West Bengal accompanied by BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Certificates and Medals Sent By Mail
The former IPS Officer said that she sent the medal and certificate by mail on Wednesday and that also wrote a letter to the chief minister saying that “she should have returned those much earlier”.
She further added that “The chief minister’s office declined to accept them when she sent the medal and certificate through a messenger. So she had to dispatched them through Speed Post.
She wrote to Chief Minister
“My work speaks and I don’t need such medals. I hope other officers and future officers, in any department be it in Administrative Service or Police , will follow this example and will return their medals when they become victims of state politics or injustice,” she wrote to the chief minister.
“I would have returned the Medal much earlier but the damage and sack by CID officers on 1st Feb2018 in my matrimonial residence at Naktala left my residence in a shattered condition,” she wrote, adding the medal was dumped by CID officers “under a pile of remnants.”
What General Secretary of BJP, Bengal Unit has said.
The General Secretary of BJP’s Bengal unit Sayantan Basu said the return of the medal by former IPS Officer shows unconcern and disgrace by the government to officers.
He also refereed to another former IPS officer Gaurav Dutt, who wrote a letter to Cheif Minister and committed suicide on this year Feb19 after alleging shame, ill-treatment and dis-allowance of justice for ten years.
Though Bharti Ghosh was believed to be close to the chief minister, their relationship acidified after the results of the Sabang assembly b ypoll in West Midnapore district where she was the superintendent of police for six years.
She was then transferred to the apparently less significant post of a battalion commandant of State Armed Police on 26th Dec 2017. Then she resigned from the service on next year 28th Dec , 2017.
Last year, Ghosh was named in seven FIRs filed in police stations in West Midnapore on charges of stealing and illegal exchange of banned currency notes. The investigation was later handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The FIRs were in connection with an incident of 2016 in which gold was allegedly taken from a trader who is a resident of the district Midnapore. Four officers of ranks inspector and sub-inspector , who were co-accused in the cases, were arrested last year.
In August 2018, CID officers also raided the house which belonged to her husband MAV Raju. And they arrested her husband too.
Ghosh went underground for several months until the Supreme Court granted her protection from arrests.