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Want to quit, give retirement funds to IPS officers who ‘need more money’: CBI cop writes to PM

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Kolkata: Namo Prakash Mishra, Deputy Superintendent of Police, CBI, has alleged that senior officers in the probe agency hold a grudge against him and that he has not been given any assignment for the last three years.

In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday, Mishra called the CBI a “hell” and requested the PM to allow him to resign. The Print has a copy of the letter.

He also said he did not want to draw retirement benefits and that his pension and gratuity should be given to three senior IPS officers as they “needed money more than him”.

“This department has become hell for me as the senior officers are having personal grudges against me. I have not been assigned any work for the last three years,” the letter reads.

“In view of the above, it is requested that I may be allowed to quit from the CBI. I also do not wish to draw any monetary benefits from the government of India such as gratuity, pension etc. My gratuity may be given to Amit Kumar, IPS and Ram Gopal Garg, IPS, and my pension may be given to Ajay Bhatnagar, IPS. They need more money than me,” the letter further says.

Ajay Bhatnagar is additional director, CBI, Amit Kumar is joint director, and Ram Gopal Garg is SP, CBI.

In September 2019, Mishra had written to PM accusing Bhatnagar, who was then the joint director, of ‘fake encounter’.

The Print reached all three senior CBI officers through calls and texts. Kumar and Garg refused to comment. Bhatnagar, meanwhile, asked The Print to route the queries through the chief information officer of the CBI. The Print sent a detailed questionnaire to the chief information officer but didn’t receive a reply till the time of publishing this report.

Mishra wrote multiple letters

A top CBI officer told The Print that Mishra has written multiple such letters to various authorities, including PMO, abusing the senior agency officials.

“This is really weird that after writing more than 50 to 100 such letters to higher authorities, he is still continuing in the CBI, is posted in Delhi, and not dismissed. His behaviour questions CBI’s discipline,” said the officer who did not wish to be named.

Sources in the CBI also said Mishra is facing departmental probe in a custodial death case. The senior officers claim Mishra is ‘mischievous’ and ‘mentally deranged’.

“Namo Prakash Mishra is a disgruntled officer and he had been doing these kinds of things for long. Earlier also he accused senior officers of something. He is agenda-driven. We are mulling serious action against him,” a second senior CBI officer told The Print.

“A person, whom the CBI arrested, died in his custody. The probe is on and the consequences can be serious. So, he is trying to abuse the officers who have some role in his inquiry. He has made casteist slur against senior officials and abused the senior officials directly so many times,” the officer added.

(Edited by Neha Mahajan)

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