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Congress continues its attack on CM over DGP's appointment

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

: The in continued its attack on Minister Vijayan on the appointment of as state police chief, demanding Tuesday that he explain the pressing hurry to appoint him to the post, disregarding the seniority of four IPS officers.

The Minister should make it clear why a man removed from the (NIA) was appointed to the post, PCC told reporters here.

"Why was Behera appointed in a hurry? What was the pressing hurry for appointing him, disregarding the seniority of four IPS officers? Should not the official's credentials have been enquired into?", Ramachandran, a former minister of state for Home, asked.

Ramachandran had Saturday alleged that Behara was appointed state DGP at the behest of Modi after he, as senior NIA officer, gave him and a "clean chit" in the riots and the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter cases.

Ramachandran said he stood firm with the allegations he had levelled against Behera.

"I had made my views absolutely clear from the beginning. Immediately after his appointment, I made my stand clear. What more do you want?"

Vijayan Monday said he was not a person to dance to the "whims and fancies" of and hit out at the state chief, who had alleged that Behera was made police by the at Modi's behest.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 19:50 IST