Law seems to be taking its course against an IAS officer in Jharkhand where the High Court has issued a notice to him and the state government seeking their response to queries sought by NTPC's DGM Rakesh Nandan Sahay in his case against him.
The next hearing in the case is slated to be held on December 19. The Jharkhand High Court Justice S.N. Pathak had ordered issuance of the notice against IAS officer Sunil Kumar and the state government on December 19.
The case filed by Sahay against Sunil Kumar dates back February 10, 2015, when Sahay was posted near Hazaribagh where Kumar was Deputy Commissioner.
In the FIR filed on the same day, Sahay had alleged that while he was inside the DC's residence on official duty -to deal with a work connected with NTPC project- he was thrashed by him and his security men. He had suffered injuries, states Sahay in FIR.
Subsequently, the police investigated the case and filing its final report, instead of taking action against the IAS officer, filed charge sheet against his security guards and a Constable.
Responding to this Sahay filed a petition in the JHC. Responding to his petition, JHC set up a five-member and committee. The report submitted by the committee sought ' action' against the accused IAS officer. But no action was taken against him, claims Sahay in his fresh submission.