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Gujarat IPS officer Rahul Sharma who took on govt to retire

Sharma was among the officers who collected critical evidence while assisting the probe in 2002 Godhra riot cases.

Written by Ujjwala Nayudu | Updated: February 28, 2015 2:37 am
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The Gujarat government Thursday cleared the request for premature retirement by IPS officer Rahul Sharma, effective Saturday, coinciding with the 13th anniversary of the post-Godhra riots of 2002. Sharma was among the officers who took on the state government in the 2002 Godhra riot cases and collected critical evidence as an investigator in the Naroda Patiya, Naroda Gaam and Gulberg Society massacre cases while assisting the probe in 2002.

Even as he is fighting a legal battle in the Central Administrative Tribunal on three counts — negative remarks in his Annual Confidential Report , and two departmental chargesheets issued to him — he had applied for retirement three months back, picking February 28, 2015, as the D-day. The state government, however, took a call on his letter only two days before his requested date.

Additional Chief Secretary Home, G R Aloria, told The Indian Express, “We have accepted his retirement request and decided to relieve him. He will now retire from services as per his request and freed from the duties of his posting at the Armed Unit.”

Sharma said: “I had sought retirement from services for personal and professional reasons. I haven’t thought of what next, but I have a few things on mind about a future in academics and social service”.

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  1. Bharat Bharat
    Feb 27, 2015 at 7:52 am
    Sharmaji God Bless You! Honest and upright officers who do not care about their own comforts and privileges are a rarity nowadays. Now, you see all chamchas.
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      ah
      Feb 27, 2015 at 9:59 am
      indianexpress/article/india/india-others/essar-leaks-french-cruise-for-gadkari-favours-to-upa-minister-journalists/#comments no comment section? ......... LOL
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        ah
        Feb 27, 2015 at 9:57 am
        He did a good job .....................................
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          Masood Rezvi
          Mar 1, 2015 at 8:00 am
          Welcome sir you have lots to contribute to humanity. My salutes to you.
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            Mayur Palan
            Mar 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm
            Indian Express is the only publication headed by Shekhar Gupta to dig up anti-Modi bits every now and then. Mr. Gupta has a personal bias for which he is utilizing this publication group at the cost of Harsh Goenka and other stakeholders. It seems he is bent on finishing off the once respected publication group. Mr. Gupta, I liked your writings and had big respect for you, gone are those days, sorry. You have messed up yourself with some select dogmas.
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