Replaced by PP Pandey, ex-Gujarat DGP refuses to go to Delhi, says wife critical

Unhappy with the decision Thakur did not respond to calls by his subordinate officers on Saturday.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: April 18, 2016 4:47 am
Former Director General of Police PC Thakur Former Gujarat Director General of Police PC Thakur

Former Gujarat Director General of Police, P C Thakur, who was appointed Director Feneral ( Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards) in the Union government, has gone on sick leave.

Thakur said he won’t go to Delhi, citing “critical health” of his wife. The IPS officer said that he “can’t appease some individuals and their orders”.

“No husband will leave his wife is such a condition,” Thakur, who was recently replaced by P P Pandey as Gujarat police chief, told The Indian Express Sunday.

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Thakur, it has been learnt, proceeded on sick leave on Friday, soon after the Department of Personnel and Training announced his central deputation and did not turn up on Saturday to hand over the charge to Pandey, who was named an accused in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case.

“There is no question of going to Delhi now. I have informed the state government about the critical condition of my wife. She is on oxygen support and needs round the clock medical attention,” Thakur said. “I have served the nation and this state and always stood for the rights of downtrodden, but I can’t appease some individuals and their orders.”

Thakur, who was made state police chief in 2013, said he has informed the state government about his decision against moving to Delhi.

Asked about any plan to quit the service, Thakur said: “I will not do that. But, given the condition of my wife and how she needs me round the clock, I can’t go to Delhi.”

Apparently unhappy with the Centre’s order, Thakur did not respond to calls from his subordinates on Saturday.

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  1. Arun Mehta
    Apr 17, 2016 at 7:15 am
    Axe has chopped many and NOW think past and weep forever.
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      P Balu
      Apr 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm
      Nobody posted anything yet???? Or some Sanghi Editor do not want the comment published!!!
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        P Balu
        Apr 17, 2016 at 6:36 am
        The former DGP of Gujarat Mr R B Sreekumar exposed Mr Modi and his clans part in the 2002 Genocide. Recently he has written a book exposing the BJP and its leaders role in the macre. BJP is a very lowly communal party. They are the fascists of modern age.
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          Yogesh lajmi
          Apr 24, 2016 at 12:58 pm
          A lot more hidden facts have still to emerge...! More people are running scared...wait for a few more days...
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            Yogesh lajmi
            Apr 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm
            He's running scared...he'll be forced to answer some very awkward questions...from which he is running away..mon ruse...wife/father/mother/child falls sick when scared of facing awkard qustions...but for how long ?
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