Kannan Gopinathan, Who Quit IAS In Protest Against J&K Lockdown, Receives Chargesheet

New Delhi, Nov 7:  A former Indian Administrative Service officer who quit the service in August in protest against the denial of freedom of expression to the people of Jammu and Kashmir  lashed out at the Union Home Ministry for filing a chargesheet against him.

He tweeted that an official from Daman had called him and asked him for his address. The official reportedly told him that he would receive a chargesheet.

When Gopinathan said he did not own a home and lived in a rented place, the chargesheet was emailed to him. So they emailed me the chargesheet.

 He tweeted back as “Well Ministry of Home Affairs, I know it must be tough as you are unable to manage what’s happening between lawyers and police right under your nose. So in the interest of the nation I do not want to trouble you more in your weak time. I acknowledge receipt.” 

Gopinathan attached the memorandum he had received from the Centre in another tweet. “Memo for departmental inquiry given after two months of submitting resignation.

The former bureaucrat said he had been told not to use any political influence. “Who is capable of politically influencing Ministry of Home Affairs other than Amit Shah?” Gopinathan asked. “Now if only I could influence him. But let me try anyway. Sir, please restore fundamental rights in Kashmir.”



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