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Bihar DGP sacked for speaking against politicians

December 06, 2003 12:24 IST
Last Updated: December 06, 2003 17:21 IST

Bihar's Director General of Police D P Ojha, who dared to criticise the state's politicians, was on Saturday sacked just two months before his retirement.

The move followed a cabinet meeting on Friday, where it was decided that departmental proceedings should be initiated against Ojha for his "intemperate" comments against politicians.

Last Friday, Ojha had said political power in Bihar has gone into the hands of anti-socials.

Ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal president Laloo Prasad Yadav on Friday had said it was unbecoming of a senior bureaucrat to speak like a politician. "Rather than speaking his mind out, the DGP should concentrate on delivering the goods as the police chief," he had said.

Ojha, a 1967 batch IPS officer, said the government action was a fallout of his sustained campaign to break the politician-bureaucrat-criminal nexus in the state.

He said he will challenge his dismissal in the Supreme Court.

W H Khan, DGP, civil defence, will replace Ojha.

Commenting on Ojha's removal, Laloo on Saturday said: "We have tolerated him for very long."


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Sub: Bihar DGP sacked

Lallo rightly said what he meant, He and his people tolerated him for very long, like we, the people of India, especially Bihar, is tolerating ...

Posted by Raj

Sub: This is outrageous!!!

What is happening in Bihar? First the Kanchan Misra, then Satyendra Dubey and now this. My head hangs in shame to see such things go ...

Posted by Vivek Bakshi

Sub: Indeed it is difficult for corrupt politicians to tolerate honest officers

Yes, for corrupt and unscruplous politicians it is difficult to tolerate a straight speaking officer. Actually the people have been tolerating; nay suffering corrupt and ...

Posted by Indian

Sub: Bihar DGP sacked

Demonocracy is dancing in Bihar. The people of Bihar should make the sacked DGP who said hardcore criminals are ruling Bihar the next CM if ...

Posted by Sridhar

Sub: He is a government Employee...

He should have resigned before he decided to criticize his employers publicly.

Posted by Aaro


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