Former CBI chief appointed Governor, BJP slams government

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  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Apr 5, 2009
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    New Delhi: The appointment of former CBI Director Ashwani Kumar as a Governor is threatening to snowball into a major political controversy. Mr Kumar was appointed the Governor of Nagaland by President Pranab Mukherjee.

    Reacting to this, BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi said the move shows how the CBI is complicit with the Congress government.

    "If you just have a look at successive appointments of various CBI Directors to the posts of Governors and different other assignments, it proves that the CBI has been used in a quid pro quo. It's in the form of the news assignment. The person may be qualified or may not be qualified, but he has been given the assignment. The police officer being appointed into, say, NHRC (National Human Rights Commission)," he said.

    But V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office and the minister in-charge of CBI, rejected this allegation saying the BJP should look at how many police officers it appointed as Governor too.

    "He retired from service two years back. Now, he has been appointed as a Governor because there is no bar under any law for appointing a retired officer as a Governor. Because politicians who have not been in active politics, they are also appointed. Former officers are appointed, former Chief Secretaries were appointed, former police officers were appointed," Mr Narayanasamy said.

    Ashwani Kumar, who was the Director of the CBI from August 2008 to November 2010, is the first head of the agency to be appointed as a Governor.

    62-year-old Kumar, who has worked in various positions in CBI and elite SPG (Special Protection Group), completed his doctorate from Himachal Pradesh University.

    Former Delhi Police Commissioner Nikhil Kumar, who was serving as Governor of Nagaland, has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Kerala for the remainder of his tenure by President Pranab Mukherjee.

    Karnataka Governor H R Bhardawaj was looking after Kerala after the death of M O H Farooqui in January last year.

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  3. SLASH

    SLASH Senior Member Senior Member

    Feb 5, 2011
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    Post retirement benefits.
  4. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 15, 2009
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    Its now official CBI means - CONGRESS BUREAU of INVESTIGATION. :hail:
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  5. Decklander

    Decklander New Member

    Nov 19, 2012
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    Post retirement rewards for jobs that were not done. Or cases which were ruined on the commands of the High Command.
  6. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    He should have been sent as an Ambassador, if he was to be rewarded for services rendered.

    Going by Bhardwaj's way as Governor of Karnataka, one wonders if there is more to it that what meets the eye.

    Nagaland requires a Governor who understands insurgency, and maybe this man would fit the bill to snoop around and advise.

    However, CBI is known to botch up even simple cases since they are politically motivated and not case motivated. Or so is the popular perception.

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