The 70-year-old father of Deb Singh, security guard of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) who has been suspended for allegedly subletting a government quarter on campus to “imposter” Ruby Choudhari, wants a high-level probe into the matter.
“I want a high-level probe into the case of the woman’s stay on the Academy campus. I want justice in this case,” Kuwar Singh told The Indian Express at Kheri village, about 30 km from Dehradun and 60 km from the Academy where Deb works. “Why is the SIT not questioning other security guards? I feel my son is innocent. He (Deb) has been staying on Academy campus for more than two decades. I have never heard any complaint against him,” he said.
Ever since Ruby was arrested, Kuwar’s daily routine has changed.
After waking up, he visits his neighbours to know about the progress in the case through various local newspapers. Kuwar said that he had come to know that a senior officer of the Academy had slapped a defamation notice of around Rs 1 crore on his only son. A native of Bikiyasen village in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, Kuwar settled in Kheri village about a decade ago after retiring as a peon from an Inter College at Bikihiyasen.
He said he was keeping a watch on every development in the case. “It is not possible for me to discuss the matter with him (Deb). My health condition does not permit me to travel to Mussoorie and my son needs to register his daily attendance during suspension period,” he said. Deb, himself, could not be contacted.