Bengaluru: Well known activist from Mysuru Bhamy V. Shenoy questioned the motive behind levelling false allegations against upright IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri.
In a letter to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai she stated that it is during her stay in Mysuru that she was successful in exposing several encroachments of Rajakaluves and now she is being targeted for her honest service.
“What is the probability of two totally unconnected allegations against an IAS officer getting published in the media on the same day? It is very close to zero or zero unless there is some vested interest. That being the case, I felt that under this situation, civil society cannot be indifferent. For that matter the Government also should be interested to inquire into how it happened,” she stated.
In a letter to CM, Shenoy, who exposed several land scams in Mysuru stated that these kind of incidents may send wrong signals to other officials who dare to act.
“Items from ATI were missing after Rohini Sindhuri left the guest house where she had stayed from October 2 to November 14, 2020. This is more than two years. Why did it take more than 24 months to start this inquiry? Why were the people responsible for the security at guest houses keep quiet for this long period of time? Did they find that 20 items were missing only recently? Who leaked this news to the media? Certainly it is not theu officials either at ATI or at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. This also raises the basic question, could ATI staff have called the DC’s household staff to inquire about the missing 20 items instead of troubling the DC? Is there a need to write to the DC about those missing goods? Most if not all our government offices do not find time to respond to the urgent requests from the aggrieved citizens. But here we find staff of ATI taking extra ordinary interest to recover 20 missing items by writing to a DC who has thousand things to worry about. This is simply unbelievable,” she questioned.
“Now coming to the allegations of favoritism shown by Rohini Sindhuri involving some land dealings. Not only she has refuted the charges, she has stated that she would file a defamation case against the singer who leveled charges against her. It is interesting that today in our country, it is a well established fact that unless some higher ups either in bureaucracy or well connected politicians help the citizens it is next to impossible to get any work done. When such is the case, and there are even more shocking cases of favoritism (again, there is no proof shown of favoritism and only allegations in this case) why has the media given such wide publicity and that too to coincide with another allegation?,” she questioned.
“I am hoping that this letter will convince you to set an enquiry into how these two unconnected allegations got such high publicity and how they were published on the same day. If the Government does not get to the bottom, it will discourage all but the most committed officials like T. N. Seshan to fight against the corrupt practices,” she stated.