Sunday, 17 April 2016

Replaced by PP Pandey, ex-Gujarat DGP refuses to go to Delhi, says wife critical

Outgoing Director General of Police (DGP) PC Thakur, removed from the top job of Gujarat police, has refused to go to Delhi citing critical health of his wife. Thakur told this paper that “no husband will leave his wife in such a condition.”

The day Thakur was unceremoniously asked to shift to Delhi to lead fire and civil defence department by the order of the central government, he proceeded on sick leave and didn’t turn up for handing over the charge to DGP PP Pandey on Saturday.
Unhappy with the decision Thakur did not respond to calls by his subordinate officers on Saturday. “There was no question of him (Thakur) to be present for handing over the charge to Pandey as Thakur proceeded on leave on Friday evening, the day central government passed an order removing him from DGP post and appointing him in Delhi,” said a senior police officer.

“There is no question of going to Delhi now. I have informed the state government about the critical condition of my wife. She is on oxygen and needs round the clock medical attention,” Thakur told Indian Express on phone adding that “I have served the nation and this state and always stood for the rights of downtrodden but I can’t appease some individuals and their orders.”

When asked if he has responded to the central government, Thakur said that he has informed the state government about this decision. Asked if he is thinking of quitting, he said, “I will not do that. But given the condition of my wife and how she needs me round the clock, I can’t go to Delhi.”

source - indianexpress.