Dimapur, November 26: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed shock at the manner in which the Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton has “threatened” state Chief Secretary, R Benchilo Thong, IAS over the latest row regarding Rupin Sharma transferring case.
In a press release, the NPF said the ADGP, Rupin Sharma, who was removed as DGP, a couple of months back is seeking for a deputation to Nagaland House, New Delhi and his file, which is under process is once again under the scanner as the Deputy Chief Minister “is seen verbally threatening the Chief Secretary using derogatory languages to the highest bureaucracy of the state.
“It has come to light with enough documentation proof that Mr. Rupin Sharma has requested for posting at New Delhi attached to Nagaland House, for his medical check-up and to pursue his deputation. But unfortunately, the Home Commissioner has moved the file for grant of medical leaves which Mr. Sharma has not prayed for, and hence the matter was brought to the notice of the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, whereby taking exception to the genuine request put up by Mr. Sharma, the CM has agreed to place him at Nagaland House, and hence, necessary directives were given by CMO to the Home Commissioner for putting up the file to Hon’ble CM,” the release stated.
The NPF said what followed thereafter has shocked the people of the state like a bolt from the blue. Quoting sources, it claimed the Deputy CM, Y Patton has gone to the extent of threatening to “finish off” the Chief Secretary, Thong after his return from Mizoram.
“How far are we going to bear these brunts and the unruly behaviorial attitudes of our today’s political leaders? When the top Bureaucrats in the state can be threatened and dragged like dirt in the streets, how safe are the other public servants from the hands of these brute’s?”, asked the NPF.
The NPF also claimed that the Chief Secretary has been sandwiched between the Chief Minister and the Deputy CM due to their clash of interest and not for the welfare of the state.
The NPF wondered at the silence of the PDA Chief Minister over the recent drama and asked the Chief Minster to come out with clarity as no officers should suffer at their behest.
It said the PDA Government, which is marred by one controversy after another depicting its deep insecurity within their ruling partners should not disgrace the law of the land but to immediately look upon the book of the law of the land and enforce it. (Page News Service)