Patna: The Bihar government on Saturday removed Superintendent of Police of state Human Rights Commission, Amitabh Kumar Das, who had alleged links between Union minister of state Giriraj Singh and the outlawed Ranveer Sena, from the post.
Das has been transferred from the Human Rights Commission and made SP cum Assistant Citizens Security Commissioner, according to a notification issued by Home department here.
SM Vakil Ahmad will take place of Das in the Bihar Human Rights Commission, the notification said.
The Rights Commission had on November 10 served a show cause to Das for writing to the Special Branch of state police alleging links between Union minister of state Giriraj Singh and the outlawed Ranveer Sena.
The letter written by Das to Special Branch Inspector General (IG) J S Gangwar, and marked to BHRC Chairman and two members, alleged "sweet relations" between Singh, who is a Lok Sabha member from Nawada, and the outlawed Ranveer Sena, a private militia of upper castes landlords which allegedly committed several massacres in Bihar between 1996-2000.
The SP letter had come on November 10 when Giriraj Singh was made Union minister of state for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
The BHRC had swung into action and asked Das for clarification and for using the letterhead and the logo of the Commission, as well as, giving the impression that his opinion was Commission's opinion.
BJP had taken strong exception to the event.
Reacting strongly to Das letter against Giriraj Singh, former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had sought suspension of the IPS officer.
Claiming that Das had a controversial track record, the senior BJP leader said the officer exceeded his jurisdiction by writing a letter to the IG (Special Branch) J S Gangwar for intimation to Intelligence Bureau (IB) about newly-appointed union minister's alleged links with the outlawed Ranvir Sena.